National Parks

National Parks


St. Croix national parks include a historic fort, a coral reef, and the site of Columbus’ landing in the New World. While only 82 square miles in size, St. Croix is home to three National Park Service parks, as well as wildlife refuges, monuments and more. Explore majestic forts, kayak protected ecological preserves at night or by day, snorkel an underwater trail, and walk beautiful beaches that are home to endangered turtle species. To truly experience St. Croix, we recommend you explore our history and parks.

Buck Island National Reef Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument

Buck Island Reef National Monument, An Underwater National Park! Can you believe it? An underwater National Park? In all total, the park encompasses 176 acres above and below water. It was established a National Monument by a Presidential proclamation...

Buck Island
(340) 773-1460

Christiansted National Historic District

Christiansted National Historic District! This 6 acre area is mostly on the Christiansted waterfront and was established as a National Historic Site in 1952. The five historical structures exist on the site are the Fort Christianvaern, the Scale House, Danish...

Christiansted
(340) 773-1460
Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik

Fort Frederik! On the west side of the island lies Fort Frederik, which was built in the 18th century out of necessity by the Danish government to protect St. Croix against invasion of European powers, smugglers and pirates! It...

Frederiksted
(340) 772-2021
Point Udall

Point Udall

The Eastern Most Point of the United States! The Millennium Monument was erected in 2000 to commemorate the beginning of a new millennium for the United States, as this is the first place American soil sees the sunrise. Known...

East End
Salt River National Historic Park

Salt River National Historic Park

Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve! Not only is Salt River important historically, it is also a protected ecological preserve. Salt River is also known as Columbus Landing. Columbus landed at this spot in America’s Paradise...

North Shore
(340) 773-1460
Sandy Point

Sandy Point

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge! Sandy Point, located on St. Croix’s west end, was designated a Natural National Landmark in 1980. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Sandy Point is the largest leatherback turtle nesting...

Frederiksted
(340) 773-4554
St. Croix East End Marine Park

St. Croix East End Marine Park

St. Croix East End Marine Park! With nearly 17 miles of beautiful shoreline and the longest fringing reef in the US Virgin Islands, the East End Marine Park is a natural and cultural treasure! This first territorial marine park...