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When you’re surrounded by the beautiful beaches and bright blue water in the paradise of the US Virgin Islands, what more could you ask for? A pristine national park, of course! The Virgin Islands National Park is two-thirds of the island of St. John, making it a beautiful and unique destination for visitors from around the world. The park itself has 7,259 acres of terrestrial habitat, plus 5,650 acres of adjacent submerged lands. From the ridge tops to the reefs, the Virgin Islands National Park protects birds, fish, coral and other marine life along with over 750 species of plants. It’s a true nature lovers paradise!
Temperatures in the Virgin Islands are typically in the 70s and 80s year-round. The Tradewinds do influence the weather in the Virgin Islands, as they blow east to west across the tropical Atlantic. In the wintertime, winds are stronger but there is less rain, and in the summer months there are lighter winds but more rain. In the winter months, cold fronts can sometimes bring Christmas winds, which result in large waves breaking on the north shore beaches. In the summertime, tropical storms or hurricanes do occasionally occur.
The national park covers 60% of the island, but there are plenty of activities and fun both in and outside of the park! If you’re looking for events inside the National Park such as bird watching or garden tours, view a full calendarhere.
With the National Park being located on both land and sea, there are a wide variety of activities for visitors to enjoy, including swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, camping, hiking, bird watching and much more. Day-sail charters, snorkeling tours or island safari tours are also all available and offered by private operators. Plus, the diverse and beautiful beaches are the perfect place to have some sandy fun building sandcastles with your children or to just have a quiet moment of reflection and solitude.
- Spring 70-80 F
- Summer 70-80 F
- Fall 70-80 F
- Winter 70-80 F
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- Virgin Islands National Park Trunk Bay Individual Pass: $5
- Virgin Islands National Park Trunk Bay Individual Annual Pass: $20
- Virgin Islands National Park Trunk Bay Family Annual Pass: $30
- Virgin Islands National Park Mooring and Anchoring Fee: $26
- Virgin Islands National Park Mooring and Anchoring Fee: $13
Virgin Islands National Park Hiking Trails
Hiking is one of the most popular activities on the island, and the Virgin Islands National Park offers more than 20 trails, all offering a unique and different experience. From accessible boardwalks for viewing historic ruins to bird watching and salt ponds, you are sure to have a great time hiking within the park.
Pro tip: Look, but don’t touch! There are plenty of beautiful plants to view within the national park, but some may cause rashes or itching.Here is a list of plants to avoid while hiking.
Here are some of our favorite trails within the Virgin Islands National Park:
Virgin Islands National Park Trails
Things to do Outside Virgin Islands National Park
When you’re tired from hiking, ready to dry off from kayaking, and have seen all the birds and plants on the island, you’re still not out of things to do! Although the Virgin Islands National Park has so much to offer, there are plenty of other things to do with your time on the island, whether it’s enjoying a delicious meal, perusing the racks while shopping, or taking in a museum.
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Virgin Islands National Park
There are a variety of accommodations available on the island to fit any budget, two of which are located within the park. Because the island is small, camping options are limited and many visitors opt to stay in a villa or hotel. Outside of the park, there are exclusive beach resorts, family-friendly hotels and resorts, bed and breakfasts, guest houses and even vacation villas, all within short distances of the park.
Campgrounds Near Virgin Islands National Park
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How to get to Virgin Islands National Park
Getting to the Virgin Islands National Park can be slightly difficult, but it’s worth the effort to get there! There are no airports on St. John island, so you must fly to St. Thomas Cyril E. King Airport (STT) and travel from there. From St. Thomas, you can take a car barge or a ferry over to the St. John island. But once you arrive on St. John island, the Lind Point Trailhead and Visitor Center at the National Park are both a short walk right from the ferry terminal.
To get around the island, there are only two main roads, Centerline (Route 10) and North Shore (Route 20), that take you throughout the park. Route 20 provides access to most north shore beaches and Route 10 runs through the center of the island and provides access to Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay.
Navigating an RV may be difficult on the island, but the beautiful nature experiences offered in the National Park make it worth the visit, even if you can’t rent an RV! Camping is common on the island, and one of the best ways to experience the park.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Virgin Islands National Park is accessible for disabled visitors. The visitor center is accessible. Beaches have accessible paths, parking, restrooms, and beach wheelchairs available although ramps can get washed out or be inaccessible during storms or high swells. Several trails in the park are accessible as well.
Yes, pets are allowed at Virgin Islands National Park. Leashed pets are allowed on trails in the park, but pets are not allowed on park beaches.
Top things to do at Virgin Islands National Park include snorkeling at Trunk Bay Beach, hiking to Watermelon Cay, and visiting the Annaberg Sugar Plantation. There is lots of hiking, snorkeling, and playing on and in the water at this park!
Yes, there are designated camping spots at Virgin Islands National Park. Camping is allowed at the Cinnamon Bay Beach and Campground, where there are bare sites for tent camping, eco tents, and cottages available to rent.
Yes, reservations are required to camp at Virgin Islands National Park. Cinnamon Bay Beach & Campground is the only developed campground at the park, and visitors must reserve a spot to camp there.
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