Facility 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. 

Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Rules
  • Absolutely no drones
  • Qualified service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act are allowed
  • No pets or therapy animals
  • Maintain 10-foot distance from wild birds. They need to remain wild and disassociated from human things (i.e. cars, dogs and cats, human food, etc.)
  • No spreading of ashes
  • No food or drink (water okay)
  • No smoking 
  • No amplified or loud music

Walking into the Refuge is not permitted due to the steep and narrow driveway

Kāhili Quarry Rules

As of March 2020, the Kāhili area of Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is currently closed to vehicular access due to dangerous road conditions from flood damage. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to work with the County, adjacent land owner, and the community to address this issue. Stay tuned for updates as they become available!

Kāhili rules:

  • Pets allowed 
    • Must be on short leash per County ordinance
    • Clean up after your pet
  • Fires in portable stoves only 
    • Do not gather firewood
  • Fishing allowed in accordance with State of Hawai`i regulations
  • Pack out your trash
  • No hunting
  • No camping
  • No unauthorized commercial activity 
  • No loud music, bright lights, or parties. Remember that some people seek nature to get away from city sounds. Be considerate.