Haleakalā National Park is located in Maui County, Hawaii with the closest popular area near the park being Pukalani, a census-designated place in Maui County. The park encompasses a total area of about 33,000 acres of land that extends from the summit of the Haleakalā, down to the southeast flank to the Kipahulu coast near Hana on the Island of Maui.
The Haleakalā or the East Maui Volcano is a massive shield volcano that forms most of the Hawaiian Island of Maui and stands at the height of almost 10,023 feet. Haleakalā National Park was authorized as part of Hawaii National Park on August 1, 1916, and then redesignated as a park of its own on September 13, 1960.
Haleakalā National Park was later on also designated as a wilderness in 1976 and as a biosphere in 1980. The status of the park is meant to protect several outstanding features in the area including the fragile and unique ecologies of Kipahulu Valley, the upper slopes of the Haleakala Crater, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered plant and animal species.
Besides the beautiful and rare ecology within the Haleakala National Park, there are plenty of other activities that you can enjoy at the park that include horseback riding, hiking, Camping, stargazing, wildlife viewing, swimming, auto touring, and ranger-led programs.
You can also bring your dog to the Haleakala National Park to enjoy the natural splendor within the park. However, you will have to maintain strict control of your pooch if you want to enjoy your time at the park. Never leave your dog unattended and follow the park rules regarding pets.
Some of the pet rules that you must observe within the park include the basic BARK rules (Bag your dog’s poop, Always use a leash, Respect wildlife and other visitors, and Know where you can go). Areas that you should avoid include park buildings and trails. You can take your dog to drive-up campgrounds, parking lots, paved paths, and roadways.