• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

Management

NPSA

The National Park of American Samoa is managed by a small professional staff located near the village of Pago Pago, past McDonald's and across from Pago Way Service Station. Studies conducted to determine the feasibility of establishing national park areas in American Samoa:

  • 1965. A Park Program for American Samoa Proposed by the American Samoa Study Team, National Park Service. (Click on tan text to go to view report in htm version or in the pdf version).

  • 1988. National Park Feasibility Study, American Samoa. Prepared by the National Park Service and the American Samoan Government (click on tan text to go to view report in the htm version or in the pdf version).

Did You Know?

Underwater close up of a green sea turtle swimming

In Samoan folklore, sea turtles were believed to have the power to save fishermen lost at sea by bringing them safely to shore. The Samoan word for sea turtle, “I'a sa,” translates literally to “sacred fish,” presumably because of this ability. Sadly, sea turtles here are now endangered.