American Samoa is a group of islands in the South Pacific comprised primarily of Tutuila and the Manu’a Islands (Ofu, Olosega and Ta’u). It is located about 2600 miles Southwest of Hawaii and about 4800 miles southwest of the mainland United States. Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) is its closes neighbor, but on the other side of the International Date Line, making American Samoa one day behind Samoa.
The Samoa Islands are part of Polynesia, and have been populated for over 3000 years. Samoa is believed to be the birthplace of the Polynesian culture.
The lagoon along the south coast of Ofu offers the best snorkeling waters in the park.
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What an amazing park. This is my favorite to date and it will be very hard to beat. We camped in the park for several days. The only way to get to the campground is a 90-mile bus ride on dirt roads. But we woke up after a cloudy evening and … holy cow … there was Mount McKinley in its 20,320 foot glory!