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Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge

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Nice walk and scenery

My husband and I walked around the area and thought it was very nice and educational. It's a great... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
San Diego, California
Educational stop for nature lovers

If you need a break from the beaches and want to do something more educational, or you are in the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
san francisco
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“visitor center”(16 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in as saw from highway. went into visitors center and were like ghosts to staff. decided to walk out to viewing areas, but found virtually nothing going on, so seemed like we wasted an hour.

Thank DRRVentura
Reviewed 12 July 2018

My husband and I walked around the area and thought it was very nice and educational. It's a great stop especially for kids.

Thank BBDoll619
Reviewed 19 June 2018

If you need a break from the beaches and want to do something more educational, or you are in the area and have a half hour or so to kill, then by all means stop. You'll learn a bit about the various birds from all...More

2  Thank drsusanc
Reviewed 16 June 2018

A long boardwalk through the refuge gives great views of the native habitat and several species of endangered bird species. Very limited parking.

Thank BearForceOne
Reviewed 22 May 2018

At our visit the second week of May, the only thing we saw at the ponds were cattle egrets flying overhead and some Hawaiian stilts; there weren't many walking trails. The Kealia Ponds boardwalk along the ocean front offered more interest in a lot of...More

Thank ArdethC
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Went for a walk on the boardwalk where we saw stilts and other birds. The signs explained the what and the why. We continued on Sugar Beach after the boardwalk ended and enjoyed the natural setting. Yes the highway is relatively close by but this...More

Thank TRbeer
Reviewed 14 May 2018

The Refuge is a great place to located shorebirds and is habitat for the Hawaiian Stilt, and Hawaiian Coot. Typical Wildlife Refuge, a nice little visitor center with helpful staff. You can barrow a pair of binoculars at the center (open M 11-3, T-F 9-3)....More

Thank sanddsheppard
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This is a nice little walk, especially to relax before a flight out. Helps to kill some time without getting sandy or spending money. Not as many birds there as I had expected, but the migratory birds had probably already left by May. Very easy,...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Unless you are a serious ornithologist or avid bird watcher, this is a time filler that provides a wonderful hour of mild activity when you have some spare time. It is handicap accessible and a fun walk.

1  Thank farris41
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely not a place for hiking but a beautiful wetland and boardwalk with many signs to read about the birds and wildlife and several areas to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. The parking lot at the trailhead is very small but well maintained. You can...More

1  Thank Susan M
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Response from Michael N | Reviewed this property |
This a wonderful free activity. Go in the morning before it gets too warm. Great bird watching. Parking can be problematic. Take your time.