By: Felicity B.


Haleakala National Park is special place with lots of stories of Hawaiian culture. It protects lots of endangered animals & some of them exist nowhere else. Come see the stark volcano landscapes & sub-tropical rain forest & an unforgettable hike. You Should come visit Haleakala National Park to renew your spirit!!!

Location/Size/Distance

Haleakala National Park is located in Hawaii. It has 28,968.52 acres of federal land & 855.30 acres of nonfederal land. It also has 29,823.82 acres of Gross Area Acres & 19,270 Acres is wilderness fro
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Map Of Haleakala National Park
Oskaloosa, Iowa to San Diego, California it is 1806.44 miles & to fly from San Diego, California to Haleakala National Park is Approximately 2,500 air miles.

Park Hours

Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours a day & its open year round 7 days a week, Except during severe weather closures.
The park Headquarters Visitor Center is open from 7:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
The Haleakala Visitor Center is open from 5:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Kipahulu Visitor Center is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
All the visitor centers are open daily & year round subject staff ability. There is a pay phone near the Headquarters Visitor Center & the Kipahulu Visitor Center.
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Swimmers in Kipahulu


Climate

In Haleakala National Park the weather is unpredictable, it may be dry or wet or hot or
cold in any part of the park at any time.
On a given day the temperature in the park can range from 80-30 degrees.
The average Highs in Hawaii are -
January- 59.8
February-59.0
March-59.4
April-60.6
May-62.3
June-65.7
July-65.5
August-66.1
September-65.0
October-64.3
November-62.8
December-60.7
The average lows in Hawaii are-
Jan.41.9
Feb.41.4
Mar.41.6
Apr.42.6
May.43.9
Jun.46.5
Jul.47.2
Aug.47.5
Sep.46.3
Oct.46.0
Nov.45.3
Dec.43.4
The average precipitation -
January- 8.85
February- 6.78
March- 7.15
April- 4.92
May- 2.10
June- 1.20
July- 2.42
August- 2.79
September- 1.87
October- 2.72
November- 5.67
December- 7.32

SUMMIT & WILDERNESS AREA
In the high elevation areas of the park is highly unpredictable and changes often. On a given day the temperature drops 3 degrees for every 1,000 foot rise in elevation making the 10,023 foot summit of Haleakala about 30 degrees cool than the coast. Year round summit temperatures range between below freezing to highs of 50-65 degrees.


KIPAHULU AREA (COASTAL)
The weather is more mild & wet. On the eastern coast of the island, Kipahulu receives an average of 187 inches of rain each year. The ocean & trade winds moderate the temperature and keep it at a daytime average of 70-80 degrees year round. Nighttime lows are 65-75 degrees.

FLOODS
Flash floods are a serious hazard in Kipahulu area of the park, so make sure to check at the Visitor Center before entering the streams or pools.



HISTORY

Haleakala became a national park in July 1, 1961 by the congress. In 1980 it was designated an International Biosphere Reserve. Haleakala is Hawaiian for "house of the sun."





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Haleakala Crater



FACTS

While native species once arrived every 30,000 years, today a new species hitchhikes to Hawaii about once every 20 days. Many of these amazing travelers can be found in Haleakala National Park.

When conditions permit, you can see across the channel to the island of Hawaii while enjoying the coastal views in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park.

The summit area of Haleakala National Park is 1 the best places in the world to view the night sky.

You pass through as many ecological zones on a 2 hour drive to the summit MT. Haleakala as you would on a journey from Mexico to Canada.

Haleakala National Park has more endangered species than any other park in the NPS, including species that are listed as endangered by the US fish & wildlife service but not native to the park.


Things to see & do

You can hike in the wilderness, which is open to you. You can plan an over night backpack trip where you can share a

temporary home with the Hawaiian species. Some other things you can are you can camp & lodge & swimming are

other things you can do. Some things to see are wildlife animals.

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Haleakala Aerial

Resources
http://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm
http://haleakala.national-park.com/
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.us-parks.com/
http://www.gorp.com/parks-guide/national-park-guide-sp.html
http://www.nps.gov/hale/historyculture/timeline.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haleakal%C4%81_National_Park