Facility 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. 

Fishing can occur along the tidal shoreline from Kāhili Quarry to Mōkōlea Point in accordance with Hawai‘i State fishing regulations. Various saltwater species include ulua, papio, and barracuda. There are no public facilities (e.g. bathrooms) in this area of the Refuge.

As the northernmost point of the Hawaiian islands, you can see miles of the gorgeous mountain range and coastline of Kaua‘i's north shore, which provides a beautiful backdrop for wildlife photography or a family photo. Each year, thousands of migratory birds use Kīlauea Point National Wildlife...

Each year, thousands of migratory birds use Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge for nesting, foraging, or resting. Those birds include Laysan albatross, red-footed boobies, brown boobies, red-tailed and white-tailed tropicbirds, great frigatebirds, wedge-tailed shearwaters, and Pacific golden...

You may bring your art supplies and set up in any publicly accessible area of the Refuge. Please be considerate of others and ensure any supplies remain self-contained and leave with you as you leave the refuge. We ask that you refrain from entering any areas that are closed to the public.

Humpback whales - October through May. Best from January to February. Spinner Dolphins - Year round Green Sea Turtles - Year Round Monk Seal - Year round. Best seen in the summer. Seabirds - please...