Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we ask that you recreate responsibly.

  • Check alerts and local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information. Operations vary based on local public health conditions.
  • Consistent with CDC recommendations, all visitors (age 2 and older), who are fully vaccinated are required to wear a mask inside of federal buildings in areas of substantial or high community transmission.. All visitors who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick and continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance on how to protect yourself and others.


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    Kīlauea Point

    Though there is no visitation at Hulēʻia National Wildlife Refuge, come visit us at Kīlauea Point!

    Kīlauea Point NWR

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    Drones Prohibited

    Launching, landing, or disturbing of wildlife by aircraft (drones) on the Refuge is prohibited.

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    Baby ‘Alae ‘ula

    When grown, this baby will have a red frontal shield, a red bill with a yellow tip, and greenish colored legs and feet.

    Hawaiian Moorhen

  • Baby koloa

    Baby Koloa Maoli

    This baby grows up to be mottled brown with a green to blue speculum, and bright orange legs and feet.

    Hawaiian Duck

  • Baby nene

    Baby Nēnē

    This baby grows up to have a black face with cream-colored cheeks and a pale gray neck streaked with black and a dark ring at the base.

    Hawaiian Goose

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS