Haleakala Fast Facts
How big is Haleakala National Park?
Haleakala covers a total area of 30,183 acres or 47 square miles.
How many people visit Haleakala National Park?
853,181 people visited Haleakala in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Haleakala Visitation Stats.
When was Haleakala National Park created?
Haleakala was made a national park on September 13, 1960.
What are the highest and lowest elevations in Haleakala National Park?
Haleakala’s lowest point is 0 feet at the Pacific Ocean. The highest point in Haleakala is 10,023 feet at the Haleakala Summit.
What time zone is Haleakala National Park located in?
Haleakala is in the Hawaii Time Zone.
How much does it cost to enter Haleakala National Park?
$30 per private vehicle per three days.
Five 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.