Size: 33,265 Acres

Year Established: 1961

Annual Visitors: 853,000

Firearms Information in Haleakalā National Park

You cannot bring firearms into Haleakalā National Park.

You can also learn more about Hawaii Gun Laws here.

Hunting in Haleakalā National Park

There is no hunting or fishing in Haleakalā National Park.

You can learn more about hunting in Hawaii here.

Additional Information About Haleakalā National Park

The name Haleakala, which means “home of the sun,” is of Hawaiian origin. Polynesian mythology states that the sun temporarily paused here at Maui’s command. The 2.5-mile-wide crater left by the last eruption of the 10,000-foot-tall volcano occurred between 1480 and 1600. Mark Twain visited in 1866 and referred to it as “the most sublime sight.”

Dehydrated lava rock, twisted in strange shapes, can be found at the bottom. Sawtoothed waves of lava plagued the surface of this unusual ocean, while on either side rose jagged crests and spiracles of extraordinary shape,” wrote adventure writer Jack London in 1907.

Inside the crater, there are six different kinds of weather. The inside of the crater is a mix of ochre and tan, and lichen and fern forests make it look green.

Haleakala is home to many different species, like the Hawaiian goose (nene).

After years of captive breeding and habitat restoration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service changed the status of the state bird from “endangered” to “threatened” in 2019.

Best Time to Visit Haleakalā National Park

The best time to visit Haleakalā National Park is between the months of December to April.

Visitor Fees

$15.00 per person/cyclist for up to 3 days

$30.00 per vehicle for up to 3 days

$25.00 per motorcycle for up to 3 days

$55.00 for Hawaiʻi Tri-Park Annual Pass

$80.00 for Interagency Annual Pass 

FREE Annual Pass for U.S. Military

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

Headquarters Visitor Center


30019 Crater Rd.
Kula, HI 96790

Phone Number

(808) 572-4400

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Haleakalā Visitor Center


Haleakala Hwy,
Kula, HI 96790

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:30 AM–2:30 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.

Kīpahulu Visitor Center


Mile Marker 42 Hana Hwy 330,
Haleakala National Park, Hana, HI 96713

Hours of Operation

Daily 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.