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American Samoa Fast Facts

  • American Samoa National Park covers a total area of 10,520 acres
  • The number of people visiting American Samoa in 2019 was 60,006 (All Years)
  • American Samoa was made a national park on October 31, 1988
  • The lowest elevation found in American Samoa is 0 feet at the South Pacific Ocean
  • The highest elevation found in American Samoa is 3,056 feet at Olamatimu
  • The is no entrance fee for American Samoa National Park
  • American Samoa National Park lies in the Samoan time zone

Random Facts About American Samoa

  • The National Park of American Samoa is the only U.S. national park south of the equator.
  • Land ownership is communal on the territory of American Samoa. Therefore, the National Park Service entered into a 50 year lease with local officials for the park land.
  • Although American Samoa is a United States territory, even U.S. citizens are required to have a passport to visit; however, a visa is not necessary.
  • Medical care is fairly limited in the area. Those requiring serious attention normally need to be evacuated to New Zealand, Australia, or Hawaii, flights of many hours.
  • The Samoan culture is the oldest in the Polynesian region. The first people on the Samoan islands came from southeast Asia over 3,000 years ago.

Where is the National Park of American Samoa?

The National Park of American Samoa is in the U.S. territory of American Samoa. The islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,600 miles from Hawaii. Major planning is necessary for a trip here. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to American Samoa.

More About American Samoa

We have pages on the following topics about the National Park of American Samoa. We have sections on Weather, Getting to the Park, Lodging, and a page to buy Books.

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