Plan Your Visit
Recommended Activities and Park Use
Suggested activities include: walking, jogging, or cycling along the path originating at Micro Beach; visiting the Carillon Bell Tower, Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle, and Smiling Cove Marina; picnicking or barbecuing in designated areas; playing tennis or other sports; relaxing on the beach; observing plants, birds, and flowers; attending a special event or activity.
Basic Visit Recommendations
Set aside one or two hours to visit the park. Begin at the Visitor Center by watching the film and spending some time in the exhibit which illustrates the events of the Battle of Saipan in 1944 during World War II. Conclude your visit with a stroll around the park to visit the Memorial Court of Honor and Flag Circle, the Carillon Bell Tower, World War II Artifacts, and Smiling Cove Marina.
For an extended visit to the park, you may wish to include additional time to enjoy the many local flora and fauna, birding, playing tennis or other sports, spending time on the beach or perhaps an afternoon picnic.
Special Events and Programs
See the Calendar of Events for current listings.
Adjacent Visitor Attractions
Micro Beach is one of the finest windsurfing beaches in the Marianas. Smiling Cove Marina offers visitors an opportunity to visit Mañagaha Island or take a sunset cruise in the lagoon. The tourist district of Garapan is located within walking distance from the park and offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and other attractions.
No lodging or camping facilities exist in the park.
Food and Supplies
There are numerous shops and restaurants located in Garapan, a short walk from the park.
Other Concessions and NPS-Managed Visitor Facilities and Opportunities
There are four public use tennis courts on the property, three of the courts are lighted from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for night time use. Also located on the premises are field sport areas, picnic sites, and two playgrounds for children.
In an effort to preserve the historic, cultural, and natural resources, which are protected under Federal and Commonwealth Law, please do not disturb, remove, or damage any resources. If you encounter World War II ammunition on or off shore, do not disturb or remove it. Inform a ranger of the location for removal by qualified personnel.
Did You Know?
On D-Day, June 15, 1944, the Island of Saipan was attacked by the United States' 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions, who landed along the western lagoon of Saipan. Two days later, the U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division landed in support of the invasion and fought along the eastern half of Saipan.