War in the Pacific National Historical Park, a national landmark created to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific theater of World War II, is an ideal spot for a variety of special activities.
Special Use Permits are required for events and activities that provide a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than the public at large as well as activities not related to the legislatively mandated purpose of War in the Pacific National Historical Park. These permits are issued and approved only after National Park Service staff determine that the activity will not impair park values, resources, and visitor enjoyment.
It is an ideal spot for families or small groups to host a picnic, barbeque, small party, or relax. There are no entry fees.
Fishing, hiking, picnicking, and (for those with experience) snorkeling and diving are among the many recreational opportunities available in the individual park units and around the island.
The year-round temperature averages 27°C (80°F) and the ocean temperature a pleasant 27.2°C (81°F) May to November is the rainy season, and you can expect wet, hot, and humid days. Temperatures cool down from November through April, the dry season, and tropical trade winds are common. Typhoons can occur in any month, although they are more common during the rainy season. But don't worry: typhoons give ample warning of their coming and there is plenty of time to take shelter.
Park historic structures and military equipment are more than 50 years old and are very fragile. Do not disturb any of the historic ground features, such as foxholes, trenches, and bomb craters.
Please do not remove or mar the historic and natural objects beneath the water's surface. They are protected by law.
Last updated: March 5, 2016