Visitor Fees Going Up At Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks

Dec 7, 2019

The National Park Service has announced an increase in visitor entrance fees at Haleakala National Park on Maui and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. The two parks are among the national parks across the country rolling out higher fees to help pay for infrastructure and maintenance.

The rate increase will begin Jan. 1, the park service said in news releases. Officials say a $5 increase will raise the entrance fee to $30 per vehicle and $25 per motorcycles.

There will also be a $3 increase for bicycle riders and pedestrians to $15 per person.

Park goers visiting Haleakala can re-enter the park over three days by showing their receipt. Those visiting Hawaii Volcanoes can re-enter over seven days with their receipt.

The cost of a Tri-Park Pass will increase from $50 to $55. The annual pass allows visitors unlimited entry to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Haleakala National Park and Puuhonua o Hanaunau National Historical Park.

The $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Lands Annual Pass and Lifetime Senior Pass will remain the same.

Haleakala and Hawaii Volcanoes parks saw over 1 million visitors each last year, and are just two of the popular national park seeing a surge in tourists. The increase has put a strain on roads, bathrooms, water systems and other infrastructure nationwide, the park service said, and contributed to a $11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog.

Visitors to Haleakala National Park can get more information at www.nps.gov/hale and to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.