This reservation waives the entrance fee to Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on designated fee-free days. 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 568-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. The winter months of January through April are the refuge’s busiest season and peak visitation demand generally occurs in the morning. Please give yourself at least 30 minutes to enjoy your time at the Refuge. Visit us at www.fws.gov/kilaueapoint for more information.
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