Visiting Virgin Islands National Park

Planning a trip to Virgin Islands National Park and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Virgin Islands National Park, US Virgin Islands.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park Basics

Region: Northeast / New England

Park Size: 14,737 acres (23.03 sq miles) (59.64 sq km)

Location: St. John

Closest Cities: Cruz Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Busy Season: January to April

Visitation: 133,398 (in 2019)

How much does Virgin Islands National Park Cost?

Virgin Islands National Park does not charge an entrance fee. There is an amenity fee to use Trunk Bay.

The American the Beautiful Pass covers entrance to Trunk Bay.

When is Virgin Islands National Park Open?

Virgin Islands National Park is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Virgin Islands National Park?

Yes, dogs are allowed in Virgin Islands National Park. They are allowed on trails but not on beaches. Please review the Virgin Islands Pet Policy before bringing your dog to the Virgin Islands.

Where are Virgin Islands National Park’s visitor centers?

Cruz Bay Visitor Center – Open Year Around

Land Acknowledgments for Virgin Islands National Park

The National Park known as Virgin Islands National Park sits on Kalinago (Island Carib) and Taino land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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On this site, we promote travel to the United States and beyond that are the traditional lands of  Indigenous and First Nations peoples.

With respect, I make a formal land acknowledgment, extending my appreciation and respect to these lands’ past and present people.

To learn more about the people who call these lands home, I invite you to explore Native Land.


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