Visiting hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed some Saturdays before major Federal holidays. For a full schedule go to our events page . The overlook at the end of Kīlauea Road is always accessible to view the ocean, seabirds, Kīlauea Point and the lighthouse from a distance.
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is located on the northern-most point in the main Hawaiian Islands on a portion of the former Kīlauea volcanic vent and includes spectacular views from a 180-foot ocean bluff.
The Refuge is one of the best places on the main Hawaiian Islands to view some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds found in Hawai‘i. Visitors also have a chance to view humpback whales (November through April), spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawai‘i’s state bird - the nēnē, or Hawaiian goose.
The refuge is also home to the Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse, with its 2nd-order Fresnel lens, played a key role in the first trans-Pacific flight from the West Coast to Hawai‘i. The Kīlauea Point Light Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been part of a rich history since it was built in 1913. Visit our website for more information.
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There is a $1.00 non-refundable reservation fee per ticket.
• No food or drink (except water)
• No smoking or vaping
• Pets are not allowed (except trained service animals)
• Drones are prohibited as they disrupt our sensitive wildlife
• It is not possible to walk to the refuge. Visitors must arrive in a vehicle or on a bike.
• Maintain at least a 10-foot distance from wildlife