Hawaii Visitor's Guide

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii
Why It’s Cool: The focus of the park is the 10,023-foot dormant volcano, the summit of which has incredible views of the landscape and is an ideal spot for stargazing. And don't miss the Kīpahulu District with its postcard-perfect scenery. Just check the weather first.

Where to Camp: You've got a few choices. Kīpahulu has a drive-up campground; the Summit Area offers both drive-up and wilderness camping; and the Wilderness Area allows tent camping and cabin rentals (be sure to book in advance).

When It’s Open: Year-round, though parts of the park close during severe weather.

Cost: $20 per vehicle for a three-day pass or a $25 annual fee. Campsite space is first come, first served, and you can only stay a maximum of three nights per 30-day period. For more information, visit the park's website.

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