National Park of American Samoa is a United States National Park located in the South Pacific Ocean, part of the Independent State of Samoa. The park preserves and protects coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and volcanic mountains as well as cultural resources and traditional native practices. The park is located on three Samoan islands: Tutuila, Ta‘ū, and Ofu.
The park comprises three units:
A small island near the capital of Pago Pago. The Tutuila Unit is the only part of the park that is easily accessible by car and has the only developed campgrounds in the park.
The largest island in the park, Ta‘ū is located about 80 miles (130 km) east of Tutuila. The island can be reached by plane or boat. There are no developed facilities on Ta‘ū, but there are several hiking trails and primitive campsites.
Ofu is a small island located about 30 miles (48 km) east of Ta‘ū. It can be reached by boat from Ta‘ū or by plane from Tutuila. There are no developed facilities on Ofu, but there are several hiking trails and primitive campsites.
The American Samoa National Park was established on October 31, 1988 by Public Law 100-571. The park is managed by the National Park Service.
American Samoa is home to several species of coral, fish, birds, and mammals and is open year-round. However, the Ta‘ū and Ofu units of the park are only accessible by boat or plane. The Tutuila Unit is accessible by car.
Photos of National Park of American Samoa
A view of the beach and mountains on Ofu Island in the National Park of American Samoa (Wikimedia.org)
Map of the Ofu and Ta‘ū Islands with the most important locations marked (Wikimedia.org)
Map of the Tutuila Island with the most important locations marked (Wikimedia.org)
One of the beautiful views of the coast of Tutuila Island in the National Park of American Samoa (Wikimedia.org)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about National Park of American Samoa
Is there a fee to enter the park?
Admission to the park is completely free
What to do in National Park of American Samoa?
Park is a popular destination for birdwatching, hiking, and camping.
Average weather in National Park of American Samoa