Getting to the National Park of American Samoa
Since the park is in a remote part of the South Pacific and has limited access opportunities, unless you live in American Samoa more than casual planning is required to visit the park. The nearest airport is Pago Pago International Airport on Tutuila Island. Currently, Hawaiian Airlines is the only major carrier to American Samoa. They provide two flights a week round-trip from Honolulu. The International Airport at Upolu in nearby (Western) Samoa is served by several flights weekly from Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Connecting flights serve Tutuila from Upolu by small aircraft nearly daily.
Small planes serve park areas on Ta’u Island and the nearby nation of Samoa. Transportation to the other park area on Ofu Island is by local boat from Ta’u. Currently Inter Island Airways is the only carrier to the Manu’a Islands. Flexibility is important when venturing to these remote islands. For more information call 684-699-5700 or visit Inter Island’s website.
The National Park of American Samoa is open 24-hours per day, year round. However, some areas of the park maybe temporarily closed due to trail maintenance and/or safety measures. No fees or reservations are required to visit the national park.
The visitor center, park store, and headquarters are 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.
Samoa is below the equator in the tropical zone, and is hot, humid, and rainy. Temperatures range between the 70s F and 90s F, and showers can happen anytime. Between 100 and 200 inches of rain fall here a year. Winter–November through May–is the rainy season.