Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands Fast Facts

How big is Virgin Islands National Park?

Virgin Islands covers a total area of 14,689 acres or 23 square miles.

How many people visit Virgin Islands National Park?

323,999 people visited Virgin Islands in 2021. A table showing all years can be found at Virgin Islands Visitation Stats.

When was Virgin Islands National Park created?

Virgin Islands was made a national park on August 2, 1956.

What are the highest and lowest elevations in Virgin Islands National Park?

Virgin Islands’ lowest point is 0 feet at the Atlantic Ocean. The highest point in Virgin Islands is 1,277 feet on Bordeaux Mountain.

What time zone is Virgin Islands National Park located in?

Virgin Islands is in the Atlantic Time Zone.

How much does it cost to enter Virgin Islands National Park?

There is no entrance fee for Virgin Islands National Park, other than a day-use fee at Trunk Bay.

Five Random Facts About Virgin Islands

one Unlike the rest of the United States, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, vehicles drive on the left side of the road.

two There is no fresh water source on the island of St. John. All water used is collected from the rain or boated and trucked in at very high prices.

three Trunk Bay, one of the many bays in the Virgin Islands, has been named by some the most beautiful beach in the world.

four One of the more unique national park trails can be found at Trunk Bay in the Virgin Islands – a 225-yard long underwater snorkeling trail.

five The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark in 1917. The Danish were the first Europeans to permanently settle the islands in the early 1700s.

Where is Virgin Islands National Park?

The island of St. John is one of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Visiting Virgin Islands National Park will require, at minimum, a flight to St. Thomas followed by a ferry ride to St. John. This is not a park you can just drive to, and it requires a good amount of advanced planning. Further directions and maps can be found at Getting to Virgin Islands.