Plan Your Visit
Trip Planner 2014 (PDF File)
The national park headquarters and visitor center is Open on weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Closed on weekends and federal holidays. Located in Pago Pago, across from the Pago Way Service Station.
Park rangers are available throughout the day to help you plan a safe and memorable visit to the national park.
The nearest airport is Pago Pago International Airport on Tutuila Island. Air service is available twice per week to and from Honolulu, Hawaii. Scheduled flights in small planes serve the park areas in Ta'u and the nearby nation of Samoa.
There are two buses that travel to the national park. Look for a bus in the Pago Pago Village area with signage for Vatia. Vatia Village is located within the national park. Be prepared to wait up to an hour for the bus.
Lodging is available on all islands except 'Aunu'u. Homestay lodging is the only type available on Ta'u and Olosega. Camping is prohibited within the park.
The Samoan people are hospitable and eager to share their culture with park visitors. For a cultural experience, visitors should consider staying with local families in their fale or house. This unique opportunity will allow you to learn and experience the Samoan culture and lifestyle first hand, as well as assisting the village economy. Homestays can be arranged on Tutuila, Olosega, and Ta'u. Contact the national park visitor center at 684-633-7082, ext. 22 for more information.
Did You Know?
During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they continue another 2,500 miles to American Samoa. The round-trip journey each year is 11,000 miles!