Laws, rules being enforced at Haleakala National Park

The Maui News

Haleakala National Park emphasized Tuesday that rangers are enforcing all regulations during the partial federal shutdown.

The few rangers who are on duty without pay may issue citations with camping, speeding and other traffic regulations enforced, the park said. No drones are allowed in the park.

Other reminders during the federal shutdown:

• Responses to medical emergencies are limited.

• There is no entry fee to enter at both the Summit and Kipahulu districts.

• Backcountry cabin permits are not being issued. After federal operations resume, refunds may be requested via www.recreation.gov.

• Sunrise visits, which require reservations, still are occurring with park staff at the entrance station from 3 to 7 a.m. To make reservations, go to www.recreation.gov.

• All park interpretive and educational programs and volunteer activities are canceled.

Facilities that are closed include the Headquarters Visitor Center at 7,000 feet, the Haleakala Visitor Center at 9,741 feet, the Kipahulu Visitor Center and Pools of Oheo.

Summit and Kipahulu district roads, trails and restrooms and Hosmer Grove and Kipahulu campgrounds remain open as are the Holua and Paliku tent campgrounds in the crater.

There also is trash removal.

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