Virgin Islands National Park

  • Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands

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Covering the majority of the island of St. John, Virgin Islands National Park features breathtaking beaches, tropical forests, and relics from the island history.

Virgin Islands National Park's hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.

Within its borders lie protected bays of crystal blue-green waters teeming with coral reef life, white sandy beaches shaded by seagrape trees, coconut palms, and tropical forests providing habitat for over 800 species of plants. To these amazing natural resources, add relics from the Pre-Colombian Amerindian Civilization, remains of the Danish Colonial Sugar Plantations, and reminders of African Slavery and the Subsistence Culture that followed during the 100 years after Emancipation - all part of the rich cultural history of the park and its island home.

The National Park Foundation encourages and promotes local fundraising support at individual national park sites. Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is a nonprofit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park.

 

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Visiting Virgin Islands

Coral Reef, Virgin Islands

Map of the Park

Virgin Islands National Park
1300 Cruz Bay Creek
Cruz Bay St. John , VI

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Coral under the sea
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument protects submerged marine habitat of Virgin Islands National Park and surrounding tropical forests.
Shoreline at Buck Island Reef National Monument
At the easternmost point of Buck Island Reef National Monument is a famous underwater trail; novice and expert snorkelers will enjoy the passages.
under the sea coral
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve documents the human and natural Caribbean world from early Caribbean history to present day.
Building entrance
Christiansted National Historic Site was established in 1952 through the work of local citizens, carrying forward the spirit of our earliest NPS advocates.
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