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Haleakala Headquarters Visitor Center to close for 3 days

The Headquarters Visitor Center at Haleakala National Park is scheduled for a three-day closure starting Feb. 26 for asbestos abatement as part of ongoing repairs that began in January.

Located at at 7,000 feet of elevation, the center is approximately one mile past the Summit Entrance Station. The restrooms, car parking lot and bus parking will remain open.

For the duration of the repairs, which is expected to last four to five weeks, the Haleakala Visitor Center, at 9741 feet of elevation, will be the only place where overnight backcountry camping and cabin permits will be issued until 3 p.m. daily. Backcountry users are strongly encouraged to obtain their permits a day in advance.

Updates are available on Haleakala National Park’s Facebook page and a recorded visitor closure line at 572-4400, option 2.

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