Size: 8,256 Acres

Year Established: 1988

Annual Visitors: 8,500

Firearms Information in American Samoa National Park

American Samoa does not issue permits to carry firearms.

Gun laws in American Samoa are ranked as restrictive, especially when compared to the gun laws in the United States.  Private individuals can only own rifles with a caliber of.22 and shotguns that are no bigger than.410 gauge. Handguns, semi-automatic guns, and fully automatic guns are all against the law.

You cannot bring firearms into the National Park.

Hunting in American Samoa National Park

There is no hunting in American Samoa National Park.

Additional Information About American Samoa National Park

There are three volcanic islands 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii. They are called Tutuila, Ta’u, and Ofu. This national park is the most remote and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. It has beautiful coral reefs, and just off Tau, the largest reef ever found was found.

This park also has five rain forests, and the 3,000-foot-high sea cliffs on the island of Ta’u are the highest in the world. The waters at its base, which have been named a National Marine Sanctuary, are home to almost 1,000 different kinds of fish, as well as humpback seals and sea turtles.

More than 350 kinds of birds, like the rare red-headed cardinal honeyeater, live on the islands. But the only mammals that live on the islands are three kinds of bats.

Archeologists have found star mounds, adze quarries, and graves from the ancient Polynesian culture all over the area.

Best Time to Visit American Samoa National Park

The best time to visit American Samoa National Park is between the months of June and September.

Visitor Fees

No fees or reservations are required to visit the national park.

Interesting in visiting multiple National Parks this year?

Consider the America The Beautiful Annual Park Pass.

This annual park pass to gets you and some friends into all U.S. National Parks for $80.
They also offer Senior, Military, and other discounts.

Visitor Centers

National Park of American Samoa Visitor Center


P8G3+66M, Rte 1, Fagatogo,
Eastern District 96799, American Samoa

Phone Number


Hours of Operation

Saturday to Sunday 8:00 AM–6:00 PM

Monday to Friday 5:00 AM–11:00 PM

Be sure to check for seasonal closures.