Haleakala National Park to close ahead of Olivia

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The National Park Service is closing Haleakala National Park ahead of Tropical Storm Olivia.

To protect visitor safety, the park’s Summit and Kipahulu Districts will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday in anticipation of heavy winds and rain.

The entrance gates will be locked and the park will not open for sunrise viewing on Wednesday or Thursday morning, Sept. 12 or 13.  Park managers will assess conditions on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 13, and reopen the park once it is safe to do so.

The Kipahulu and Hosmer Grove campgrounds will close at noon on Tuesday.

Back country hikers have been notified they will need to leave the park before 3 p.m.

In anticipation of Tropical Storm Olivia, no back country camping permits will be issued beginning Tuesday morning. All cabin reservations for Tuesday and Wednesday have been canceled.

For the latest closure information, park visitors can call 572-4400 and press option 2, or click here to visit the park’s website.

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