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Kakahai'a National Wildlife Refuge

#26 of 26 things to do in Kaunakakai Features Animals
Highway 450, east of Kaunakakai, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
+1 808-637-6330
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Refuge has been abandoned, choked with kiawe and other weeds

Refuge has been "mothballed" for lack of funding. Kiawe and cattails have completely taken over the... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
LaBeau808
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Hawaii
Nothing to see!

Essentially a badly neglected fenced in marshy area overgrown with bulrush. No viewing platform... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2015
Bill60641
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Kaunakakai, Hawaii
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Sanctuary for seabirds
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31 Aug 2016
“Refuge has been abandoned, choked with kiawe and other weeds”
21 Apr 2015
“Nothing to see!”
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Highway 450, east of Kaunakakai, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
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+1 808-637-6330
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Refuge has been "mothballed" for lack of funding. Kiawe and cattails have completely taken over the former wetlands. Much of the water dried up when development above on the hillside tapped into the water table. There is no longer any habitat for the native waterbirds...More

1  Thank LaBeau808
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Essentially a badly neglected fenced in marshy area overgrown with bulrush. No viewing platform, no marked parking area, and surrounded by private property. Visitors' amenities completely non-existence. The only wildlife you'll probably see are feral cats, and ugly ones at that!

Thank Bill60641
Reviewed 5 March 2013

We headed out in our 4 wheel drive jeep at about 9:30am and took our time, stopped many times along the way for pictures. What a beautiful, other side of Hawaii. The forests and vistas are breath-taking. If you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle,...More

1  Thank sunshinegirl1964
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Rent a four wheel drive jeep and drive up into the mountains and on top there is a lookout and bathroom facilities.

1  Thank Dothan45
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Stopped by the office to get info about rare wild flowers up in the bog. It was pouring so they said it would be really muddy and to bring a winch on the jeep!

Thank Fluteandgolfgrl
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