- Wednesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visitors must arrive before 3:30 p.m.
- Closed on (or the Saturday before) major holidays. Check www.fws.gov/refuge/kilauea-point/events for our full schedule.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ADULTS 16 AND OLDER
To make a reservation mobile users can download the Recreation.gov app. If you are using a computer or tablet visit Recreation.gov Select Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.
- Adults 16 and older select “Adult 1-Day Entry.”
- America the Beautiful passes (Senior, Annual, Military, 4th Grade and Access) are accepted. Passholders select "Interagency Pass Holder Entry" from the dropdown menu. Each pass allows entry for up to 4 adults.
- If you would like to buy an America the Beautiful pass, have a military ID, Duck Stamp or a Golden Age pass select “Buy Pass Upon Arrival.”
- Residents with valid Hawai‘i ID should select “Buy Pass Upon Arrival,” to use or purchase an annual Kamaʻāina pass.
Military and Passholders
We accept active and retired military with ID, America the Beautiful passes, Golden Age passes, KPNWR Kamaʻāina passes and the Federal Duck Stamp. Pass holders must be present with photo ID. Passes admit up to 4 adults including the cardholder.
Adult Refuge 1-Day Entry (ages 16+) with reservation fee
Interagency Pass Holder Entry with reservation fee
Buy Pass Upon Arrival Entry with reservation fee
Bring cash and photo ID to purchase America the Beautiful Passes
Site-specific annual passes are availible to Hawaiʻi residents (with a valid state ID) for $20.00. This pass is only valid at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.
- There is no additional fee for parking.
- Walking into the Refuge is not permitted due to the steep and narrow driveway. Visitors must arrive in a vehicle or on a bike.
It is a five-minute walk on a paved path with a slight uphill grade to get from the parking lot to the point. For visitors needing assistance, a golf cart is available by request at the fee-booth.
The Refuge is located within Kīlauea town at the end of Kīlauea Road. From Līhu‘e, drive north on Kūhiō Highway for approximately 23 miles to the town of Kīlauea, turn right on Kolo Road, then left on Kīlauea Road and drive 2 miles to the Refuge entrance.
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Rules and Policies
Our mission is the protection of wildlife and their habitat. Please check with Refuge management to inquire whether an activity is authorized.
From Līhu‘e, drive north on Kūhiō Highway for approximately 23 miles to the town of Kīlauea, turn right on Kolo Road, then left on Kīlauea Road and drive 2 miles to the refuge entrance.