National Park of American Samoa

National Park of American Samoa

Quick Facts

National Park of American Samoa

American Samoa

(684) 633-7082

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Overview

The National Park samples the best of American Samoa scenery, shorelines, reefs, and rainforest. In essence, it is really "three parks" on four separate islands. All the units have fine scenery and tropical rainforests. Lata Mountain on Ta'u excels in its wild and remote forests, free-flowing streams, and rugged coastline. Ofu and Olosega have the most accessible coral reefs and miles of breathtakingly beautiful beaches. Tutuila has road accessible forests, native wildlife, and scenic coastline.

All the four islands are extinct volcanoes heavily eroded to rugged peaks. They were formed as the "Pacific plate" moved across a stationary hot spot where eruptions from the Earth's mantle pierced the lithosphere forming a line of volcanic islands.

Map of American Samoa

Latitude, Longitude: -14.275696, -170.694237

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Fishing may be available; please contact the park for more information.

  • Water Sports

    Ofu and Olosega have good examples of coral reefs in this part of the Pacific, and the best snorkeling waters in the Territory. Bring your own snorkel gear, especially when visiting Ofu and Olosega. American Samoa are very modest when it comes to clothing. When swimming or snorkeling be sure to cover your bathing suit with shirt and shorts.

Park Partners

Hawaii Pacific Parks Association

Formerly the Hawaii Natural History Association, the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association (HPPA) is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. HPPA publishes and distributes educational books, guides and other materials, funds visitor center exhibits and park libraries, provides information assistance, sponsors free cultural demonstrations and festivals, and helps support conservation efforts such as the endangered nn recovery and hawksbill sea turtle projects. Since its creation in 1933, the association has contributed over $12 million in direct aid and other support to the parks.

(808) 985-6051

Directions

Flying

The nearest airport is Pago Pago International Airport on Tutuila. Air service is available two times a week to and from Honolulu. Scheduled flights (small planes) serve park areas at Ofu and Ta'u, and the nearby nation of Samoa.

Public Transportation

Local "AIGA" buses travel Tutuila from dawn to dusk. Taxi service and rental cars are available

Phone Numbers

Primary

(684) 633-7082

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