Haleakala headquarters visitor center closes for repairs

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Starting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, the Headquarters Visitor Center at Haleakala National Park will close for two months for roof replacement, seismic and structural repairs, and entrance renovations.

The building will reopen in late November. The closure includes the visitor center, restrooms, parking lot, and bus parking. The visitor center is located one mile past the summit entrance station at 7,000 feet of elevation.

For the duration of the repairs, the Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9,741 feet of elevation, will be the only place where overnight backcountry camping and cabin permits will be issued. Backcountry users are strongly encouraged to obtain their permits a day in advance. The Haleakala Visitor Center is 11 miles past the summit entrance station and is open from sunrise to 3 p.m. each day.

Restrooms located at the Hosmer Grove campground and near the Haleakala Visitor Center will remain available to the public.

A temporary visitor center, located near the Haleakala Visitor Center, will be in place after Friday, Sept. 25. This temporary visitor center will provide general information and a sales outlet for the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association, a non-profit park partner.

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