Each campsite allows a maximum of one vehicle in designated parking spaces with one additional vehicle allowed in overflow parking. Each site allows a maximum of six people and two tents. Hammocks are not allowed. Each campsite has one picnic table a fire pit with attached grill (bring charcoal, no wood collecting permitted). Contained camp stoves are allowed. These campsites are for tents only – Camping trailers or pop-up campers permitted only in allowed parking spaces with reservation, which allows use of campsite picnic table and grill. There are no showers or electrical outlets. There is a water station and vault toilets. Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet within the campground only on the roads within the designated campground boundaries. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Check out time is 11 am.
Hikers will find more than 30 miles of trails that journey down into the crater for exploring its many features. There is no shade or water on the crater floor, and temperatures can vary significantly, so pack along plenty of water and sunscreen. Also, due to the soft sandy nature of the trails, plan on spending twice as much time to hike out as to hike in. A self-guided trail begins at the Hosmer Grove campground and ends at the campground. If you are a bird watcher the early dawn is great viewing of the many native birds in the area, making this a beautiful early morning hike.
Each campsite has one picnic table a fire pit with attached grill (bring charcoal, no wood collecting permitted). Contained camp stoves are allowed. There are no showers or electrical outlets. There is a water station and vault toilets.
Located in the Summit District of Haleakala National Park, high on the slopes of Haleakala at nearly 7000 ft in elevation. Be prepared for rain and cold weather. Nighttime temperatures can drop to near freezing in the winter. Daytime temperatures range from 50 degrees to 65 degrees F. Temperatures are comfortable in the summer, but be prepared for rain at any time. A self-guided trail begins and ends at the campground. The forest comes to life in the early dawn with the many native birds in the area, making this a beautiful early morning hike.
To enjoy the sunrise at the crater rim, additional reservations are needed between the hours of 3am to 7am.
A Visitor center is located a short distance up the summit road. Additional hiking information is available at the visitor center where you will find an array of displays with Rangers to speak with. Junior Ranger program available for families with young children. Public flush toilets are located at the visitor center. A second visitor center is located at the rim of the volcano.
Grocery stores and shopping are located in Pukalani or historic Makawao town. These are at least a 45 minute drive back down the road towards the Kahului airport.
From Kahului it is 28 miles of scenic drive along the Haleakala Highway 37 to 377, but the winding road makes the drive pretty slow. Allow at least 1 hour 45 minutes from Kahului to the entrance station of the Park. You can stop in Pukalani for shopping or fast food.