Are you thinking about visiting Haleakala for spectacular sunrise on your Maui vacation?

Please be aware, as of February 1, 2017, there is a new policy in place that requires you to have a reservation to enter the National Park’s summit district between 3:00am to 7:00am.  You can make reservations up to 60 days before your sunrise visit. Reservations are only available at and the cost is $1.50 per car. The reservation holder must be present and show both the one-day sunrise reservation receipt and photo ID. For more information, including driving times and what to wear, please go to the park’s website

The park entrance fee ($20) is separate and payable by credit card on the day of your visit. The entrance fee is good for three days so please keep your receipt, especially if you are thinking about a road trip to Hana and plan on stopping at Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu – Ohe’o Gulch.

Haleakala National Park Sunrise reservations

The National Park Service has designated the following fee free days for 2017:

  • January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20, 2017: Presidents’ Day
  • April 15-16 and April 22-23, 2017: Weekends of National Park Week
  • August 25, 2017: National Park Service’s Birthday
  • September 30, 2017: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12, 2017: Veterans Day Weekend

Park entrance fees will be waived on these days but please note the SUNRISE RESERVATION POLICY is still in effect.