Beginning on February 1, visitors in personal or rental vehicles wishing to view a sunrise at Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii will need to make sunrise viewing reservations ahead of time at www.recreation.gov. You may book a reservation up to two months in advance, until 6pm Hawaii Time the day before your arrival. Another 30 tickets will also be available for reservation one day in advance, until 6pm the day before arrival. Tickets for Haleakala Summit Sunrise viewing are NOT available first come, first served at the park or at the entrance stations.
The online reservation system is being implemented to ensure visitor and employee safety, protect natural and cultural resources, and provide a quality visitor experience at the summit during sunrise hours of 3 – 7 a.m.
The cost is $1.50 per (non commercial) private or rental car. Before February 1, sunrise viewing parking spaces will continue to be available without advanced reservation, on a first-come, first-served basis.
To enter the Summit District between 3 – 7 a.m., the reservation holder must be present and show both the one-day sunrise reservation receipt (for that day) and a photo ID.
Due to limited parking, visitors without a sunrise viewing reservation will have to wait until after 7 a.m. to enter the park. There is no refund or exchange of the reservation due to inclement weather or change of plans. There is no change to the National Park Service’s current policy regarding Kanaka Maoli who wish to conduct traditional practices in the park. There is no change to the park’s current Commercial Use Authorization policy regarding sunrise tours.
The park entrance fee is separate and payable by credit card or park pass on the day of visit. The entrance fee is good for three days, with receipt.
The four summit parking lots serving sunrise viewing hold roughly 150 vehicles.