Visiting Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuge
In order to protect the endangered species that live in Hulē‘ia National Wildlife Refuge, it is closed to the public, but a small portion can be viewed at an overlook maintained by the State of Hawai‘i at the historic Menehune Fish Pond.
Follow Highway 50 East toward Puhi. Turn right on Puhi Road just past mile marker 2, across from Kaua‘i Community College. At the end of the road, turn left on Hulemalu Road. The fish pond is on the right and can be seen from the overlook. The refuge is located just upstream from the fish pond. Please use caution when turning off the main overlook to the highway.