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DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT - As of August 15th, 2022  the Leahi Fire Control Station Spiral Stairwell will be temporarily closed for approximately 4 weeks to complete a rust abatement project. The trail to the summit will remain open.

Polihale State Park – Overnight camping will reopen beginning Aug. 14, 2022. Reservations will be available online starting Aug. 1 and may be made up to 90 days in advance.. Additionally, State Parks encourages the community to participate in the Polihale Survey to help develop access and management policies for the park. Please participate in the survey, and mahalo for being respectful stewards of your parks.

ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.


Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi) is one of Hawaii’s most iconic geological features and a significant natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resource, hosting over 1 milliion visitors per year. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks (Hawaii State Parks), has the opportunity to improve and diversify the visitor’s experience and recreational opportunities with Diamond Head State Monument.  The State Department of Defense (State DOD) is transferring areas currently closed to the public inside and outside Diamond Head crater to Hawaii State Parks for public use.  This transfer of previously closed areas will allow the Department to implement access, safety enhancements and improvements identified in the 2003 Diamond Head State Master Plan Update. 


The Department is proposing improvements to the Diamond Head State Monument in an effort to improve pedestrian safety and enhance the visitor experience in and around the crater. One of the first phases of this transfer proposes to open the Kapahulu Tunnel and the adjacent historic structure of Battery Harlow to pedestrian traffic as the sole pedestrian (vehicle free) entrance into Diamond Head crater.  The Department seeks your participation in this planning process.  Your input is valued, and we would love to hear from you!


Hawaii State Parks is starting the new year off with two giveaways each day from Monday, December 24, 2018 through January 14th, 2019. Participating is easy. Enter by visiting the link to our story map below for a chance to win FREE merchandise from the Diamond Head Visitor Center! PBR Hawai‘i will contact the winner via email for delivery of the merchandise. To learn more, visit