The Kilauea Lighthouse sits on Kilauea Point which is a National Wildlife Refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System is the system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. This video will give you a feeling for what you will see when visiting the Kilauea Lighthouse.
We had visited Kilauea Lighthouse several years ago and we eager to see it again on our recent trip. While the view from this spit of volcanic rock on Kauai's north shore is unquestionably beautiful, the headache of trying to get in made for a...
Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is marked by its towering lighthouse. The ocean cliffs and tall grassy slopes of a dormant volcano provide a protective breeding ground for many Hawaiian seabirds.
Perched at the northernmost tip of Kauai, the 52-foot Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913 as a beacon for traveling ships. Although its light was turned off in the 1970s and has been replaced by an automatic beacon, it still serves as one of the island's most frequented attractions.
The visitors center is operated by the Kilauea Point Natural History Association. Starting in late 2008, the group raised funds for restoration of the lighthouse. In popular culture. The Kīlauea Lighthouse can be seen briefly in Disney's animated film Lilo & Stitch, and it plays a more important role in the sequel, Stitch! The Movie.
Guarding the tip of Kilauea Point since 1913, this historic Kilauea Lighthouse is one of Kauai’s most visited attractions. One of the most intact historic lighthouses in the USA, the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1976 and now forms part of a wildlife refuge for migrating seabirds.
History. Kīlauea Lighthouse was built in 1913. In 1976, the Coast Guard deactivated the lighthouse and replaced it with an automatic beacon. In 1979, the lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.. The refuge was established in 1985 to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies after the property was transferred from the United States Coast Guard.
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge Proposes Fee Changes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is seeking public input on an increase in entrance fees and an amenity fee for tours of the Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge (KPNWR).
Plan Your Visit. Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge opened to visitors in 1985 to provide the general public with an opportunity to experience and learn about a unique diversity of seabirds, native coastal plants, and the historic Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse.
The Kilauea Lighthouse Photo courtesy of Chris Hunkeler . The Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse is also a historic treasure that was built in the 1900s to help sailors find their way to the small town in order to deliver supplies.