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Kakahai'a National Wildlife Refuge

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Awesome Way To Spend The Morning

We headed out in our 4 wheel drive jeep at about 9:30am and took our time, stopped many times along... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2013
sunshinegirl1964
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Belmont, Michigan
Beautiful

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

Reviewed January 23, 2013
Dothan45
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Georgia
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Aug 31, 2016
“Refuge has been abandoned, choked with kiawe and other weeds”
Apr 21, 2015
“Nothing to see!”
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Sanctuary for seabirds
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Highway 450, east of Kaunakakai, Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI 96748
+1 808-637-6330
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Reviewed August 31, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed April 21, 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!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Bill60641
Reviewed March 5, 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

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank sunshinegirl1964
Reviewed January 23, 2013

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

Date of experience: January 2013
1  Thank Dothan45
Reviewed May 10, 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!

Date of experience: September 2011
Thank Fluteandgolfgrl
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