Visitor Activities

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James Campbell NWR is open to the public on a limited basis during the nonbreeding season of the endangered Hawaiian waterbirds. Opportunities to visit the refuge are detailed below.

  • Refuge Tour

    From mid-October through mid-February, free guided tours are given at 4 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Saturdays. No reservations required. Bring water and binoculars, and wear sun protection and comfortable shoes and clothing. Tours last one to two hours. Address: 56-701 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku (Look for the entrance near the shrimp trucks.) For more information, follow us on Facebook or call the Refuge: (808) 637-6330 

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  • Volunteering

    Join us on the first Saturday of every month for service projects around the Refuge. Help the wildlife and plants that rely on the Refuge and see rarely visited areas on the North Shore by joining us for weed pulling, planting natives and other projects. We will meet at the main entrance to the Refuge at 8:30am and caravan to the service site. The projects will wrap up by noon. For questions or additional information please contact Refuge staff at (808) 637-6330.

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  • Environmental Education

    National Wildlife Refuges serve many purposes, and one of our most important roles is as outdoor classrooms to teach about wildlife and natural resources.  Refuges provide unique and exciting outdoor environments – excellent locations for hands-on learning activities.  

    Is your school, youth, environmental or other group interested in learning more about the wildlife, plants, habitats and ecology of a particular national wildlife refuge?  Contact James Campbell NWR, at 808.637.6330 to check on program availability and reservation policies.  Refuges are wild places, and we want to teach you more about them!