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Name: Kilauea Point Light  

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Also known as: Kauai Light

Nearest Town or City:
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States

Location: Northernmost point of Kauai Island.

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Photo: Nancy & Allen Smith
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Managing Organization:
Kaua`i National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Telephone: 808-828-1413


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 1128
Hawaii, 96754, United States

The active light here is now on a ten-foot post. There is an effort underway to restore the historic lighthouse. Restoration was completed in time for the 100th anniversary of the light in May 2013.

Tower Height: 52

Description of Tower: White, conical concrete tower; lantern roof is red.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1913 one-story stone keeper's house, two additional keeper's house, three garages, oil house, radiobeacon building.

Date Established: 1913

Date Present Tower Built: 1913

Date Deactivated: 1976

Optics: 1913: Second order Fresnel lens, still in tower.

Current Use: Attraction in wildlife refuge.

Open To Public? Grounds only (tower open occasionally).

The tower is open for an annual open house in May. The refuge is open 10 4 p.m. daily. To get there, turn off Highway 53 near mile marker 23, and take Kolo Road to Kilauea Road.


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