Less than a mile beyond the entrance, this visitor center is the place to pick up brochures, a trail map and a map of the stars for stargazing. You can also buy a nature book, get camping permits and find information about ranger talks and other activities offered during your visit. If you’re going hiking, you’ll want to make sure your water bottles are filled before leaving here. Keep an eye out for nene wandering around the grounds; most nene deaths are the result of being hit by cars.
The water filling station is beside the restrooms.