Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge
Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few natural wetlands remaining in the Hawaiian Islands. Located along the south central coast of the island of Maui between the towns of Kihei and Ma'alaea, this 691-acre wetland is home to the endangered Hawaiian stilt (ae'o) and Hawaiian coot ('alae ke oke'o).
The refuge office is located about a mile north of the town of Kihei. Look for the familiar U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service logo (with the dark blue fish and goose) at the entrance, located at milepost 6 of Mokulele Highway (Highway 311). The office is less than 0.5 miles down this road. Parking is limited; groups of more than 20 people please phone ahead.
The Refuge is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. The planned roadside pullout, boardwalk, and kiosk with self-guided interpretive exhibits will be constructed soon along the coastal dunes and refuge wetlands west of milepost 2 of North Kihei Road. (Highway 31).www.hobogrill.org