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CAMPGROUND PHASED REOPENING

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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAMPGROUND PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Campground Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Hosmer Grove Campground is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas and facilities are closed. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas. The state of Hawai'i currently has travel restrictions in place. More information about the travel restrictions can be found here.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Hosmer Grove Campground is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Hosmer Grove Campground is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Local Travel Restrictions and/or Quarantine Required

Hosmer Grove Campground currently has travel restrictions, usually set by state and local communities, that usually do not allow or require people traveling to the area to quarantine for 14-days before doing anything in the state or area. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings of certain sizes. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Hosmer Grove Campground currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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Hosmer Grove Campground Overview

Each campsite allows a maximum of one vehicle in designated parking spaces with one additional vehicle allowed in overflow parking. Until the Park is open to full capacity each site allows a maximum of 5 people and one tent. Each campsite has one picnic table a fire pit with attached grill (bring charcoal, no wood collecting permitted). Contained camp stoves are allowed. These campsites are for tents only – Camping trailers or pop-up campers permitted only in allowed parking spaces with reservation, which allows use of campsite picnic table and grill. . The use of hammocks is considered a camping style and will be permitted, but limited to trees more than 10 inches in diameter with adequate padding and within the footprint of the campsite. No more than two attachments to any single tree. Temporary slacklines will also be permitted under the same conditions as hammocks provided they do not create any other safety hazard. There are no showers or electrical outlets. There is a water station and vault toilets. Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet within the campground only on the roads within the designated campground boundaries. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Check out time is 11 am.

Recreation

Hikers will find more than 30 miles of trails that journey down into the crater for exploring its many features. There is no shade or water on the crater floor, and temperatures can vary significantly, so pack along plenty of water and sunscreen. Also, due to the soft sandy nature of the trails, plan on spending twice as much time to hike out as to hike in. A self-guided trail begins at the Hosmer Grove campground and ends at the campground. If you are a bird watcher the early dawn is great viewing of the many native birds in the area, making this a beautiful early morning hike.

Facilities

Each campsite has one picnic table a fire pit with attached grill (bring charcoal, no wood collecting permitted). Contained camp stoves are allowed. There are no showers or electrical outlets. There is a water station and vault toilets.  . The use of hammocks is considered a camping style and will be permitted, but limited to trees more than 10 inches in diameter with adequate padding and within the footprint of the campsite. No more than two attachments to any single tree. Temporary slacklines will also be permitted under the same conditions as hammocks provided they do not create any other safety hazard.

Natural Features

Located in the Summit District of Haleakala National Park, high on the slopes of Haleakala at nearly 7000 ft in elevation. Be prepared for rain and cold weather. Nighttime temperatures can drop to near freezing in the winter. Daytime temperatures range from 50 degrees to 65 degrees F. Temperatures are comfortable in the summer, but be prepared for rain at any time. A self-guided trail begins and ends at the campground. The forest comes to life in the early dawn with the many native birds in the area, making this a beautiful early morning hike.

Enjoy the sunrise at the Summit of Haleakala.

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For facility specific information, please call (808) 572-4400.
Nearby Attractions

A Visitor center is located a short distance up the summit road. Additional hiking information is available at the visitor center where you will find an array of displays with Rangers to speak with. Junior Ranger program available for families with young children. Public flush toilets are located at the visitor center. A second visitor center is located at the rim of the volcano.

Grocery stores and shopping are located in Pukalani or historic Makawao town. These are at least a 45 minute drive back down the road towards the Kahului airport.

Directions to Campground

From Kahului it is 28 miles of scenic drive along the Haleakala Highway 37 to 377, but the winding road makes the drive pretty slow. Allow at least 1 hour 45 minutes from Kahului to the entrance station of the Park. You can stop in Pukalani for shopping or fast food.

This page includes information about Hosmer Grove Campground in Haleakalā National Park | This special place vibrates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture and protects the bond between the land and its people. The park also cares for endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else. Come visit this special place – renew your spirit amid stark volcanic landscapes and sub-tropical rain forest with an unforgettable hike through the backcountry. | Hawaii | https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm