James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge
Take a tractor-pulled wagon tour through the taro patch and fruit orchards at this family farm – sampling included. Then stop at the...
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Kahuku Land Farms
A number of local farm stands group together just west of the Turtle Bay Resort entrance. Stop here for a fresh-cold coconut water ($3)...
Fumi's Kahuku Shrimp
Shrimp is sold from its original truck and just up the road from an added building; both have picnic tables. Alternative eating options...
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James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge information
A few miles northwest of Kahuku town heading toward Turtle Bay, this rare freshwater wetland provides habitat for four of Hawaii's six endangered waterbirds – the ʻalae keʻokeʻo (Hawaiian coot), aeʻo (Hawaiian black-necked stilt), koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck) and ʻalae ʻula (Hawaiian moorhen). During stilt nesting season, normally mid-February through mid-October, the refuge is off-limits to visitors.
The rest of the year you may only visit by taking a volunteer-guided tour. Finding the refuge is tricky, so ask for directions when you call ahead for tour reservations.