Haleakala Fast Facts

  • Haleakala National Park covers a total area of 30,183 acres
  • The number of people visiting Haleakala in 2017 was 1,112,390 *
  • Haleakala was made a national park on September 13, 1960
  • The lowest elevation found in Haleakala is 0 feet at the Pacific Ocean
  • The highest elevation found in Haleakala is 10,023 feet at Haleakala Summit
  • The entrance fee for Haleakala is $25 per vehicle per 3 days
  • Haleakala National Park lies in the Hawaii time zone
  • We last visited Haleakala National Park in November 2015
* Complete annual visitation stats can be found at Haleakala Visitation Statistics


Random Facts About Haleakala

  • Haleakala translates to “House of the Sun”. Viewing the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala is a popular activity.
  • The world famous scenic Hana Highway leads to the Kipahulu coastal area of the park.
  • Halekala was first made a national park on August 1, 1916, as part of multi-island Hawaii National Park. On September 13, 1960, the park was divided, with the land on Maui becoming Haleakala National Park and the land on the Big Island becoming Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • The only native mammals in Haleakala are bats and seals. All other land mammals were brought by man, and many have been highly destructive.
  • There are at least 1,000 native species of flowering plants in Hawaii. 90% of these are endemic, found only in Hawaii.

Where is Haleakala National Park?

Haleakala National Park is on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Flights from the United States mainland are available from a wide variety of cities, on all major US airlines. Flights to Honolulu are also available from other places around the world. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Haleakala.

Summit Entrance
(20.76949163039272, -156.2425748712849)

More About Haleakala

We have pages on all sorts of things about Haleakala National Park. Choose from the menu above the map, or from right here. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, Camping, HD Video Clips, and pages to buy Books and Trail Maps. You could also check out the park’s Photo Gallery.