Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands

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.

Virgin Islands National Park Info


Virgin Islands National Park

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News

Status of Boat Recovery

I am pleased to say that the check was cut last night and the letter has been sent to the Navy. The agreement has yet to be signed, but soon the Navy and their contractor will set sail from the states to St John. It will take a while for them to get here with all their resources, but once they are close, we will be posting regular updates on our Facebook page and communicating with affected boat owners.

LavasseurtoPacific

Randolph (Randy) Lavasseur has been named a deputy regional director for the National Park Service’s Pacific West Region. He will serve as one of the region’s three deputies to the regional director, who are responsible for providing leadership oversight to the region’s parks and administration.

Rebuild RM & Housing

The public is invited to attend an open house at the Cruz Bay Visitor Center on July 24th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Park staff will be available to discuss a proposal to replace park offices and housing that were destroyed by hurricanes Irma and Maria, the construction of new pavilions at Maho Bay, and the Strategic Plan for the Caribbean Parks.

Virgin Islands National Park Photos

Virgin Islands National Park - Caneel Bay Beach

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Virgin Islands National Park - Caneel Bay Beach

The Virgin Islands National Park makes up about 60 percent of the island of St. John.

We took a tour of the national park on a cruise shore excursion. The island and park were absolutely gorgeous.

I was very upset to hear how the island was decimated by Hurricane Irma.

A view of Caneel Bay beach.

Virgin Islands National Park - Trunk Bay Beach

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Virgin Islands National Park - Trunk Bay Beach

The Virgin Islands National Park makes up about 70 percent of the island of St. John.

We took a tour of the national park on a cruise shore excursion. The island and park were absolutely gorgeous.

I was very upset to hear how the island was decimated by Hurricane Irma.

A view of Trunk Bay beach.

Cinnamon Bay Beach

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Cinnamon Bay Beach

Cinnamon Bay Beach is on St. John of the US Virgin Islands.

The beach is within Virgin Islands National Park.

Cinnamon Bay Beach

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Cinnamon Bay Beach

Cinnamon Bay Beach is on St. John of the US Virgin Islands.

The beach is within Virgin Islands National Park.

I'm standing on the beach.

Salt Pond Bay

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Salt Pond Bay

Nice place to snorkel

St. Thomas

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St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas

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St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas

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St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

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An illegal trail was cut through the core population at
Europa Bay, prompting temporary closure of the area to the public.

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Overlooking Trunk Bay a beautiful location on Saint John and part of Virgin Island National Park.

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Eugenia earhartii, growing in thick duff of a tropical dry forest on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands within the Virgin Islands National Park. This specimen is host for native epiphytic and parasitic plants, including an butterfly orchid (Psychilis macconnelliae), a bromeliad (Tillandsia utriculata) and four-angel leechbush (Dendropemon caribaeus).

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The flowers of this species exhibit a pinkish cast, and they erupt directly from beneath thick, crusty bark exfoliating in plates. European honey bees, introduced to the island decades ago, are now being promoted by the local agriculture department, to the detriment of native pollinators.

America Hill estate ruins

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America Hill estate ruins

America Hill estate house ruins, overlooking Cinnamon Bay, Virgin I slands National Park. It ran as a guesthouse in the early 19th century, but rumors persist that is was a base for bootlegged liquor and smuggling in the 1930’s/40's. Hurricane Hugo finally took the remains of the roof off which collapsed the floor into the basement.

Catherineberg Plantation St. John

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Catherineberg Plantation St. John

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Ruins of the windmill used in the extraction process at the mill.

Cinnamon Bay, St. John

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Cinnamon Bay, St. John

Virgin Islands National Park

Trunk Bay

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Trunk Bay

Virgin Islands National Park

American Kestrel

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American Kestrel

Virgin Island National Park

Annaberg Ruins

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Annaberg Ruins

St. Thomas

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St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas

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St. Thomas

Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands