The park is well-known for scuba diving and snorkeling, and has miles of hiking trails through the tropical rainforest. Cruz Bay is the gateway port to the park. Ferries operate hourly from Red Hook , St. Thomas, thrice daily from Charlotte Amalie, St. In , Laurance Rockefeller 's Jackson Hole Preserve donated its extensive lands on the island to the National Park Service, under the condition that the lands had to be protected from future development. The remaining portion, the Caneel Bay Resort, operates on a lease arrangement with the NPS, which owns the underlying land.
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Explore This Park. What better way to end a hike? The park makes up two-thirds of the island of St. John in the Caribbean. Because of this, the island is largely free of the intensive development found at many other vacation destinations. A visit to this park offers hiking trails with sweeping ocean views, beautiful beaches, and historic ruins. The park visitor center is a great first stop when you arrive on St.
Thomas References. Arguably one of them most beautiful parks in the national park system, and the one most likely to be confused with paradise, is Virgin Islands National Park. Located west of Puerto Rico on the border of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, the park contains subtropical forests, mountains, white sand beaches, coral reefs, magnificent sea life, over 20 miles of trails through the dense forests, and many ruins and other historical sites of great archaeological. The park actually comprises portions of two islands.
See comments. This week on our national parks journey, we leave the United States mainland and travel down to the Caribbean. Croix, St.