Facility Rules and Policies

Taro fields are not open to the public

Visitors may overlook Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge from an observation point located along Kuhio Highway in Princeville. Except for the ʻŌkolehao trail and parking lot, Hanalei NWR is closed to the public to minimize disturbance and protect endangered waterbirds. Limited parking for the ʻŌkolehao Trailhead is available through the Refuge via Ohiki Rd, which runs through the Refuge.

Drones are Prohibited

Launching, landing, or disturbing of wildlife by aircraft (drones) on the Refuge is prohibited. This includes the kalo lo'i/ taro fields as this is important habitat for five endangered birds.

<15 mph speed limit

 Please drive very slowly (<15 mph) allowing wildlife to cross the road. Do not stop or park your vehicle along the road, the road is very narrow and is frequented by staff, farmers, and wildlife.