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Haleakala National Park will remain as accessible as possible in shutdown

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During the lapse in appropriations, Haleakala National Park will remain as accessible as possible, while still following all applicable laws and procedures. All park regulations remain in effect, according to Polly Angelakis, Chief of Interpretation & Education at Haleakala National Park.

She says access may change without notice, and there are no park-provided services. All restrooms, visitor centers, and other facilities are closed. Emergency medical response is extremely limited. Back country camping and cabin permits are not being issued. 

The Summit District is closed to all visitation during sunrise hours (3 a.m. - 7 a.m.), to protect visitor safety and park resources. It will be open (with no restroom facilities or other services) at all other times. 

Electronic message boards outside the park, as well as signs posted on park buildings, will remind visitors of conditions. 

Access/Closures:

SUMMIT DISTRICT: CLOSED TO VISITATION DURING SUNRISE HOURS (3 a.m. - 7 a.m.). OPEN (with no restroom facilities or other services) at all other times.

Kipahulu District trails and Summit District trails: Open (limited emergency response).

Hosmer Grove Campground and Kipahulu Campground: Open (no restroom or other facilities).

Backcountry cabins: Cabin users with existing reservations should make alternative plans. Cabin refunds may be requested via recreation.gov after federal operations resume.

All restrooms in both districts: Closed.

Headquarters Visitor Center, at 7000 feet of elevation: Closed.

Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9741 feet of elevation: Closed.

Park-specific road, weather, or trail condition updates: Unavailable. For weather, go to http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=HIZ022  OR    http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/haleakalanew/weather.shtml 

Website and social media: Will not be updated.

Volunteer projects: Cancelled.

Kipahulu Visitor Center, in the coastal Kipahulu District, past Hana: Closed.

Pools of `Ohe`o, Kipahulu District: Closed.

For more information, please go to nps.gov/hale or doi.gov/shutdown.

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