American Samoa National Park
P.O. Box 1147
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Situated approximately 2,300 miles south of Honolulu, American Samoa Natonal Park actually is closer to Auckland, New Zealand, than it is to any city in the United States. Its three volcanic islands and two coral reefs provide an array of activities and striking sights. In addition, travelers are amazed by the 3,000-year-old Samoan culture that still thrives on the islands today. This remote national park is accessible by air with flights from Honolulu to Pago Pago on Tutuila Island.
Entrance fees: There are no entrance fees. However, visitors must obtain permission to enter the park.
Visitor centers: The visitor facilities are currently located outside the park.
Accommodations: Hotel-style lodging is available on all three islands. Camping is prohibited.
Visiting American Samoa National Park
Samoa is a dazzling chain of jewellike islands twinkling across a lonely expanse of the South Pacific. Parts of three of the easternmost islands and two coral reefs comprise American Samoa National Park. Formed by volcanic activity originating on the floor of the ocean, the Samoan islands are a tropical paradise of mountains, rain forests, deep harbors, and stunning white beaches.
Anyone considering visiting American Samoa National Park should know that it’s one of the top cliff diving spots on the planet. Check out this great cliff diving article and awesome video footage from Discovery’s Fearless Planet to learn more about adventure sports around the world.
Park travelers can enjoy snorkeling off of Ofu Island, hiking on the Pago Pago trail, and swimming in the azure waters. To learn more about sightseeing at American Samoa National Park, see the next page.