The following are excerpts from the new 48-page Haleakala National Park Superintendent’s Compendiun—which outlines the rules governing the park—made public on Oct. 31, 2007:
36 CFR Section 1.5—Closure and Public Use Limits
• All public areas of Haleakala National Park are closed to public nudity. Nudity is defined as the state of being unclothed or undraped exposing areas of the body that would be covered by an ordinary bathing suit.
• Party balloons are prohibited in any area within Haleakala National Park.
36 CFR Section 2.2—Wildlife Protection
• Viewing of wildlife with any type of artificial light is prohibited in the park.
36 CFR Section 2.3—Fishing
• Possession or use of live or dead minnows or other bait fish, amphibian, non-preserved fish eggs or roe is not permitted in the park’s fresh water areas.
36 CFR Section 2.16—Horses and Pack Animals
• Riders, commercial operators, and horse owners are responsible for the removal of dead or injured stock within 72hrs.
36 CFR Section 2.17—Aircraft and Air Delivery
• The removal of a downed aircraft, components, or parts thereof is allowed, subject to written authorizations from the Superintendent…
36 CFR Section 2.19—Winter Activities
• Skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, inner tubing, tobogganing, and similar winter activities are prohibited.
36 CFR Section 2.38—Explosives
• The use of explosives within Haleakala National Park is prohibited except upon written permission from the Superintendent.
36 CFR Section 2.51—Public Assemblies, Meetings
• There are no application fees for First Amendment Activities.
• The approved locations for the exercise of First Amendment rights including freedom of assembly, speech, religion or press are the paved sidewalk areas at Haleakala Visitor Center and the associated parking area (maximum capacity of 25 persons); the lawn area between the parking lot and the Park Headquarters Visitor Center (maximum capacity of 50 persons); and the lawn area between the parking lot and the Kipahulu Visitor Center (capacity to be determined by the Safety Officer).
36 CFR Section 3.21—Swimming and Bathing
• No person or animal may be “bathed” within waters of Haleakala National Park. The use of soaps, shampoo’s or other lathering materials is prohibited.
36 CFR Section 5.5—Commercial Photography
• Coverage of breaking news never requires a permit, but is subject to the imposition of restrictions and conditions necessary to protect park resources and public health and safety, and to prevent derogation of park values. MTW