Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

  • Address: 3580 Kilauea Rd
  • Vicinity: Kilauea Point
  • Type: Natural Environ
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Terrestrial Feature

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge's dramatic backdrop of steep cliffs plunging to the ocean is one of the best places on the main Hawaiian Islands to view wildlife. The refuge is home to some of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands. - US Fish and Wildlife Service

Kilauea Point Light Station

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Particulars for Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge:
Physiographic Coastal Environ
Locale Type Natural Environ
Locale Type Nature Reserve
Sight Category Terrestrial Feature
Geographic Wildlife Refuge, Game Reserve

History »


In 1985, the Kilauea Point NWR was established to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies. In 1988, the refuge was expanded to include Crater Hill and Mokolea Point. - US Fish and Wildlife Service

Activities »

Visitors also have a chance to view spinner dolphins, Hawaiian monk seals, native Hawaiian coastal plants and Hawai'i's state bird - the nene or endangered Hawaiian goose. The refuge is also home to the historic Kilauea Point Lighthouse which sits on the northernmost point of Kaua'i allowing visitors to view a piece of history as well as the many birds congregating around the cliffs.- US Fish and Wildlife Service

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