Haleakala National Park


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Haleakala National Park

(hä'lāä'kälä`), 29,824 acres (12,074 hectares), on Maui island, Hawaii. Haleakala volcano, 10,023 ft (3,055 m) high, has been dormant since the mid-1700s. Its crater, 2,720 ft (829 m) deep with an area of 19 sq mi (49 sq km), is one of the largest in the world. Rare silversword plants and many native and migratory birds are found in the park. Originally part of Hawaii National Park (est. 1916), it gained separate park status in 1960. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Haleakala National Park

Address:PO Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768

Phone:808-572-4400
Fax:808-572-1304
Web: www.nps.gov/hale/
Size: 29,111 acres.
Established: Authorized as part of Hawaii National Park on August 1, 1916; redesignated on September 13, 1960. Wilderness designated on October 20, 1976. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1980.
Location:Park extends from the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala down the southeast flank of the mountain to the Kipahulu coast near Hana on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. These two sections of the Park are not directly connected by road, but both can be reached from Kahului. The Summit area of Haleakala is a three-hour round trip drive from Kahului via roads 37, 377, and 378. The Kipahulu area of the park is at the east end of Maui between Hana and Kaupo.
Facilities:Campgrounds, picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, stargazing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:The park preserves the outstanding features of the upper slopes of the Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui and protects the unique and fragile ecosystems of Kipahulu Valley, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered species.

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Thus, the study is designed to assess and enhance the efficacy of the NPS's visitor education efforts to influence visitors' behavior and achieve natural, cultural, and experiential resource protection objectives at the pools in Haleakala National Park.
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Great story, say the rangers at the Hana District of Haleakala National Park - except it's not true.
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I get up early my last morning in Hana to beat the traffic to waterfalls and swimming holes in Oheo Gulch in Kipahulu in the coastal arm of Haleakala National Park.
NPCA is petitioning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear a case that ruled in favor of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) environmental analysis of a proposed runway extension at Kahului airport near Haleakala National Park, Hawaii.