Due to Hawai‘i’s geographic isolation, the islands present self-contained ecosystems that are among the most unique and interesting in the world. We hope you can visit this magnificent place.
scenes from the incredible north shore of kaua'i
visitor center and nature store
While visiting the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, we hope you will take the opportunity to visit us at the Visitor Center - featuring educational displays and videos to enhance your experience.
KPNHA Nature Store
At the shop you will find a wide variety of quality educational products to help you understand the natural environment and natural history of the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Kaua‘i and the Hawaiian Islands as a whole. All proceeds further the charitable mission of KPNHA.
about the refuge
Refuge Hours of Operation:
The Refuge is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, with closures on all major federal holidays. Peak visitation time is in the morning, please consider an alternative time to help facilitate a pleasant Refuge visit. Please give yourself at least 30 minutes to enjoy your time at the Refuge.
An entry fee of $10 is required for adults 16 and older. Children under 16 are free. All Federal Recreational Lands Passes are honored here. Passes are available for purchase at the Refuge. A yearly kamaʻāina pass can be purchased for $20.00. The kamaʻāina pass allows visits to Kīlauea Point throughout the year for the holder and up to 3 guests. The Refuge accepts credit card, cash, or traveler's checks for entry fee or pass purchases.
Free tours of the Lighthouse are offered on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. - pending availability of staff or volunteers.
Participants may sign up for a tour no earlier than one hour in advance.
All participants must be present to sign up and receive their ticket.
Tour involves walking up steep and narrow steps, and it can be quite warm at the top. If you have health difficulties, this tour may not be for you.
Children must be at least 44 inches tall and accompanied by an adult. No infants allowed.
Backpacks, tripods, or other large items are not allowed inside the lighthouse and must be stored in your vehicle.
Shoes must be removed before entering the lighthouse. Protective booties will be provided, if participants do not want to remove shoes.
Lighthouse tours will go as far as the Watch Room.
The button below links to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website for information on lighthouse tours and information on the refuge operations. Use the browser back button to return to this site.
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