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The National Parks of the Pacific Islands protect and preserve some of our Nation’s most amazing natural, cultural and historical resources. Spread across the Pacific Ocean, these parks are first and foremost YOUR parks! Because of the vastness and isolation of these parks, we know that most people will never be able to personally visit many of these amazing parks…which is why we have provided this site!

Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Hawaii Island)
American Memorial Park (Saipan)
Haleakala National Park (Maui)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Island)
Honouliuli National Monument (Oahu)
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (Hawaii Island)
Kalaupapa National Historical Park (Molokai)
National Park of American Samoa (Tutuila, Ofu, Manu`a, Ta`u)
Pu`ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (Hawaii Island)
Pu`uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Hawaii Island)
World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Oahu)
War in the Pacific National Historical Park (Guam)
Pacific Island Network Inventory & Monitoring Program

Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument  (California)
Alaska Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument/Aleutian World War II National Historic Site (Alaska)

The park rangers, museum curators, scientists, cultural practitioners and other staff, partners and volunteers that contribute to this website want to share these special places with you! So be sure to visit this site often…better yet, go back to the homepage and sign up for free email updates or subscribe to the site!

31 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2010 6:18 am

    who is a contact name, address and phone for this site, please?

  2. November 10, 2010 4:30 pm

    Aloha- May I get a contact email for the folks that are posting to these blogs? Mahalo!

  3. January 13, 2011 9:23 pm


  4. Keith Wallis permalink
    March 21, 2011 9:51 am

    Your website says you have a podcast, but I can not find it. Where do I go to download the podcast?
    Thank you,

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      March 21, 2011 9:58 am

      Push the “Join Us” icon. You have to subscribe via iTunes or other podcatchers.

  5. Michelle T Record Record permalink
    March 27, 2011 4:57 am

    What is your contact address? My uncle passed away on the USS Oklahoma and my father (his brother was on the USS Oklahoma) wants to contact you by mail regarding the pamphlet having my uncles first name misspelled.

    Thank you very much,
    Michelle Record

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      March 27, 2011 6:10 pm

      I’m not for sure what pamphlet you are talking about…if it is put out by the USS Arizona Memorial (now WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument), you can get their contact info at


  6. Joeli Ditoka permalink
    July 23, 2011 2:44 pm

    I found a picture that I want to use for a poster that I was asked to prepare…was wary about copyright….who can I correspond with?

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      July 23, 2011 3:52 pm

      As long as there is no copyright information on the photo itself or in the caption, you may use any photo that you see on this site. Aloha!

  7. September 23, 2011 3:54 pm

    I like your webside, I wish one day I can see those parks. but, I think that sometimes is.better to keep humans away from such a beautiful places to avoid their destruction.

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      September 23, 2011 4:03 pm

      We glad you like this site. The important thing to remember is that when we humans visit these special places that we treat them with respect and “leave only footprints” so that future generations can enjoy them. Hope you can visit us one day…until then, continue to enjoy this website. Aloha, Talofa & Hafa Adai!

  8. Max Wood permalink
    October 27, 2011 7:29 pm


    Thanks for providing such top-notch information, your website is a fantastic resource! As a knowledgeable biologist with extensive experience studying birds in both laboratory and field settings, I’m always on the look out for new websites and magazine to write articles for. Articles I’ve written in the past have covered topics such as backyard bird feeding, bird watching and identification tips, product reviews, and recent bird-related news stories.

    I am contacting you because I thought you might be interested in including a guest article on your site. I’d happily and regularly contribute exclusive articles covering a variety of topics relevant to your readership, all free of charge! If you’re interested, please contact me at Together, we could provide some fantastic content that will really help to excite and educate the birding community!

    Either way, thanks for all the hard work and I’ll be sure to keep visiting your website. Have a great week!

    Max Wood

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      October 28, 2011 6:10 am

      Mahalo for your offer!

  9. November 22, 2011 1:52 pm

    I love Samoa. Been there for work and would love to go again.

  10. Bob Oaks permalink
    February 28, 2012 11:36 am

    Are the photos and Herb Kane paintings you use in the public domain? How can I obtain permission to use them in a series of articles I am writing?

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      February 28, 2012 11:43 am

      Just sent you an email for clarification. Mahalo!

  11. Holly permalink
    August 13, 2012 12:31 pm

    I would love to become a park ranger. I am currently a senior majoring in Geography, with a minor in Environmental Science. Any advice or links to other websites would be appreciated!

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      August 17, 2012 9:07 am

      The best place to go to find out about employment opportunities with the National Park Service and other federal agencies is (The park ranger series number is 0025 and the park guide series number is 0090.) Good luck!

  12. HOHTconsult permalink
    August 31, 2012 8:23 pm

    There are a lot of Pacific Islands missing form this site; please explain.

    • Pacific Island Ranger permalink*
      September 1, 2012 6:12 am

      This is the official blog for U.S. national parks in the Pacific Islands, not a general “pacific island” website. The only islands listed are those that have National Park Service area on them. Hope this helps. Mahalo.

  13. HOHTconsult permalink
    September 1, 2012 9:58 am

    Thought so; just wanted to check as I didn’t notice ‘U.S. national parks in the Pacific Islands’ in the about us section.

    All the best.

  14. December 8, 2012 1:56 pm

    Aloha, I am interested in getting permission to use a couple of photos from your blog in November 2011 of the Makahiki ceremony. This is for a documentary on the life of uncle George Kahumoku Jr. Can you please e-mail me at to let me know how to procceed? Mahalo.

  15. March 8, 2013 7:29 am

    I a follower of you on Twitter with my third grade class. We are publishing an ebook about bat conservation around the world. I would love to have a ranger there work with us! Are you interested? We would love to promote your site. I would also love permission to use your photos!

    • March 8, 2013 10:58 am

      Aloha, Talofa, and Hafa adai. We are glad that you like the blog. Unless otherwise indicated in the caption of a photo on the blog, the photos and content are in the public domain. Please feel free to use them for educational purposes. Concerning bats: there is only one species of bat in Hawaii. It is called the Hawaiian Hoary Bat. They are common evening visitors at Puuhonua o Honaunau NHP, and can be found in a few other parks. There are two flying fox species covering the skies of the National Park of American Samoa, and one flying fox specie occasions War in the Pacific NHP. Please contact one of these parks to narrow down your search.

  16. June 5, 2013 2:29 am

    Hi. Great site. I was wondering if anyone on your staff would be interested in guest posting on our new retirement site about visiting the national parks as a great travel/vacation destination.

    • June 6, 2013 8:42 am

      Aloha Simone,
      I am glad that you like the site. The NPS has an extraordinary number of public websites with content that may be useful for you. Beyond this blog, try There are literally hundreds of NPS websites that you can access from there. I am sure that you could find exactly what you need.

  17. Wally Camp permalink
    April 20, 2014 5:24 pm

    In the process of writing 4 Travel/Guide Books about Hawaii. Trying to get contact info for NPS Photographers T.S. Williams & Momi Hooper; regarding shots of the Hokulea & Hikianalia canoes. Mahalo, Wally Camp (808) 989-9588

  18. Richard Robinson permalink
    April 22, 2014 6:53 am

    I do not know why this was sent to me.

    Rich Robinson

  19. October 30, 2014 4:13 am

    Do you happen to have a post on the Japanese-American internment camps of WWII?

  20. Wally permalink
    October 30, 2014 5:36 pm

    I can’t tell who asked the question…..and if they meant ALL of the camps?? There is a new (recent) DVD which is mostly about the Camps in Hawaii………but does cover some of the others (U.S. mainland). It is available from the Japanese Cultural Ctr. on Oahu.

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