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Public Access and COVID-19 

We are excited to welcome you but do ask that you follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups; washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; and most importantly, staying home if you feel sick. Staff are working to maintain clean, safe, and healthy facilities in accordance with federal, state and local guidance. Use of masks are required while indoors.

Entrance Fee & Reservations

  • Make a reservation at www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300018

  • Reservations are required for all visitors age 16 and older

  • Adults: $10 each
  • Children 0-15 years old: free and do not require a reservation
  • Reservations can be made up to 2 months in advance
  • Tickets usually sell-out a week ahead

 

Refuge Hours

  • Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
  • Gate closes at 3:30pm. Everyone is escorted off the property by 4pm.
  • Average length of stay: 45 min.
  • Closed on Major Holidays. Read below for more details
  • Check our Website or Facebook for updates

 

America the Beautiful Passholders

  • Passes Honored Here:

    • Any type of America the Beautiful Pass

    • Kamaʻāina Pass

    • Federal Duck Stamp
    • Golden Age Pass
       
  • Passes admit up to 4 adults: the cardholder and 3 adult guests 

  • Pass holders and their adult guests are still required to make a reservation 

  • DO NOT FORGET YOUR PASS. Pass + Passholder must be physically present in order to be honored

Kamaʻāina

  • There is no kamaʻāina discount on day passes

  • However, we do offer a site-specific annual pass to Hawaiʻi residents (with a valid state ID) for $20.00. This pass is only valid at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

    • 12 Month Pass

    • Admits up to 4 adults: the cardholder and 3 adult guests 

    • The pass + passholder must be present in order to be honored

Buying Passes

  • To purchase a pass, make a reservation and select "Buy Pass Upon Arrival"

  • Cash or Card is accepted on site

  • For more information on the America the Beautiful pass, see USGS.gov

  • Passes Available:

    • Annual America the Beautiful Pass

    • Senior Annual America the Beautiful Pass

    • Senior Lifetime America the Beautiful Pass

    • 4th Grade America the Beautiful Pass (Printout Required)

    • Military America the Beautiful Pass

    • Access America the Beautiful Pass

    • Kamaʻāina Pass

  • Passes admit up to 4 adults: the cardholder and 3 adult guests 

  • Pass holders and their adult guests are still required to make a reservation. 

  • For more information on the America the Beautiful pass, see USGS.gov.

Parking

  • There is no additional fee for parking
  • Drive-in only. Walking into the Refuge is not permitted due to the steep and narrow driveway

Accessibility

  • Two parking stalls are provided for those with an official vehicle placard
  • The walkway from the parking lot to the Point is paved and wheelchair accessible
  • Golf cart rides are available upon request at no extra cost. To acquire a ride, ask the Park Ranger at the Entrance Station or the docents near the lighthouse.
  • For more information, contact the Refuge at (808) 828-1413

Directions

The Refuge is located within Kīlauea town at the end of Kilauea Road. We are the northernmost point of Kauaʻi...and of the humanly populated Hawaiian islands! 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.

Activities

Due to the sensitive wildlife on the Refuge, hiking/walking trails on the property are limited in order to minimize disturbance. There are, however, a number of activities to enjoy. 

Related Documents

KP Lighthouse Fact Sheet - 4 18 13

Are you a lighthouse fanatic? This fact sheet will tell you everything you want to know, from the height of the lighthouse to the type of lens that once illuminated the North Shore. 

Other Facilities in the Complex

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. 

Locations

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
3500 Kilauea Road Kilauea, HI 96754
Driving Directions

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.

Hours
Refuge Hours
Wednesday-Saturday
10 am - 4 pm. Gates close at 3:30pm. Guests are escorted off the property at 4pm.
Office Hours
Wednesday-Saturday
9 am - 5:00 pm HST
Admission-Free Days. Reservations still required.
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - In Honor of National Public Lands Day
10 am - 4pm
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - In Honor of National Wildlife Refuge Week
10 am - 4pm
Friday, November 11, 2022 - In Honor of Veterans Day
10am - 4pm
Holiday Closures. Refuge Closed to the Public
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - In Honor of Independence Day
10am - 4pm
Saturday, September 3, 2022 - In Honor of Labor Day
10am - 4pm
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - In Honor of Explorer’s Day
10 am - 4pm
Thursday, November 24, 2022 - In Honor of Thanksgiving Day
10am - 4pm
Saturday, December 24, 2022 - In Honor of Christmas Day
10am - 4pm
Saturday, December 31, 2022 - In Honor of New Year’s Day
10am - 4pm