Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Ticketed Entry

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kilauea Point NWR has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. All adults need a reservation and will be required to pay the $1.00 reservation fee per person (children 15 and under are free and do not need a reservation). Visitation to the Refuge is self-guided. Please have a printed or downloaded digital copy of your entry ticket available prior to arrival as cell service at the Refuge is limited. Current pass holders must show actual pass and ID with entry ticket for validation.

• If you already have an Interagency (Annual, Senior, Military, 4th Grade, Access) or honored (Kamaʻāina or Duck Stamp) pass, select "Existing Pass Holder Entry". Passholders are allowed to make reservations for up to 4 adults per pass. 

• If you wish to purchase an Interagency pass, select "Buy Pass Upon Arrival entry", and purchase your pass at the Refuge with a credit card. Each pass allows you to make reservations for up to 4 adults. 

• If you do not have, or do not want to purchase an Interagency pass, select "Adult 1-Day Entry". Entry Tickets must be purchased prior to entering the Refuge. 

Visiting hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Sunday through Wednesday and on most major Federal holidays. The overlook at the end of Kilauea Road is always accessible to view Kīlauea Point and the lighthouse from a distance. Due to COVID, the Visitor Center and Contact Station are currently closed. Lighthouse Tours have also been temporarily suspended.

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.

Kilauea Point NWR has implemented a timed entry reservation system in order to meet the CDC, state and local guidance related to COVID-19 and to better manage high visitation demand and limited parking availability. All adults need a reservation and will be required to pay the $1.00 reservation fee per person (children 15 and under are free and do not need a reservation). Visitation to the Refuge is self-guided. Please have a printed or downloaded digital copy of your entry ticket available prior to arrival as cell service at the Refuge is limited. Current pass holders must show actual pass and ID with entry ticket for validation.

• If you already have an Interagency (Annual, Senior, Military, 4th Grade, Access) or honored (Kamaʻāina or Duck Stamp) pass, select "Existing Pass Holder Entry". Passholders are allowed to make reservations for up to 4 adults per pass. 

• If you wish to purchase an Interagency pass, select "Buy Pass Upon Arrival entry", and purchase your pass at the Refuge with a credit card. Each pass allows you to make reservations for up to 4 adults. 

• If you do not have, or do not want to purchase an Interagency pass, select "Adult 1-Day Entry". Entry Tickets must be purchased prior to entering the Refuge. 

Visiting hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are closed Sunday through Wednesday and on most major Federal holidays. The overlook at the end of Kilauea Road is always accessible to view Kīlauea Point and the lighthouse from a distance. Due to COVID, the Visitor Center and Contact Station are currently closed. Lighthouse Tours have also been temporarily suspended.

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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• Timed reservation tickets will be available for advanced reservations on a rolling 60 days in advance of the tour date. Example: On July 9th, tickets will be available through September 7th. Reservations may be made online up until the designated time of entry, as availability allows.

Changes and Cancellations

Reservations are required for entry into the Refuge. All adults need a reservation and will be required to pay the $1.00 reservation fee per person (children 15 and under are free and do not need a reservation).

You may cancel your ticket up to an hour in advance of your reserved entrance time. There are no refunds for the $1.00 reservations fee per ticket. Changes cannot be made. You must cancel your reservation and create a new reservation.

Guest types:

Single Adult Day Use Refuge Entry Ticket - $10 

Existing Pass Holder Entry - $0

Buy Pass Upon Arrival Entry - $0

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We accept, but do not sell these pass types:

Contact Information

Mailing Address

3500 Kīlauea Rd. P.O. Box 1128 Kīlauea HI 96754

Phone Number

(808) 635-0925

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