Haleakala National Park reopened Thursday after being closed for over two weeks due to the federal lapse in appropriations.
Once a federal budget bill was signed Wednesday evening, park staff took immediate steps to reopen for sunrise Thursday morning.
“We’re thrilled to be open again,” said park superintendent Natalie Gates. “We look forward to people enjoying and exploring the park again and we thank our visitors, communities, and commercial service providers for their continued patience over the past two weeks.”
All roads, restrooms, and trails are open. All visitor centers opened by 9 a.m. Thursday. Campgrounds will reopen by Thursday afternoon, after they are mowed.
The pools at Oheo, which are prone to flash flooding, will be monitored again and opened as safe water levels permit.
For more information on the park, visit this website.
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