Asan Beach Unit Closed Off a Section Due to Little Fire Ants
Due to the presence of the invasive Little Fire Ant, War in the Pacific National Historical Park has closed a part of the Asan Beach Unit. More »
Additional Closure in Asan Beach Unit
The park has closed an additional area along Asan Beach due to the invasive Little Fire Ant. More »
Temporary Closure of Asan Bay Overlook
Renovations have begun at the Asan Bay Overlook, including removal and replacement of panels at the Memorial Wall. To ensure visitor safety and provide space for equipment, sections of the site will be closed to the public through mid-July. More »
Our park is spread out over seven units. See the park map for more details. It is approximately a 25 mile roundtrip to see all the park units. Please allow for at least 2 hours to see them all and keep in mind that there are restroom facilities only at Asan Beach and Ga'an Point.
Directions are given from the airport.
Asan Bay Overlook: From airport, take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left and go approximately 5 miles. Turn left on Rte 6. Travel approximately 4 miles. Park unit is on the right.
Asan Beach Unit: From airport, take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left and go approximately 6.5 miles to Asan. The park unit is on the oceanside.
Fonte Plateau: From airport, take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left and go approximately 5 miles. Turn left on Rte 6, travel approximately 1.5 miles. Park unit is located on the right.
Ga’an Point: From airport, take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left go approximately 13 miles. Road will end at the front gates of the Navy base. Turn left onto Rte 2 and go approximately 3.5 miles. Park unit is located on the oceanside, after the post office.
Piti Guns Unit: From airport, take Rte 10A to Marine Drive (Rte 1). Turn left and go approximately 8 miles. Turn left at the light onto Nimitz Hill (Rt. 6) and proceed a short distance. Take an almost immediate left turn on Assumption Drive, and follow the road for about half a mile. Park next to the church social hall. The trailhead is just behind the wayside exhibit at the base of the hill.
Did You Know?
Fully one-third of all U.S. Marine deaths during the four-year War in the Pacific occurred during 36 days, in a single battle? That battle was Iwo Jima.