A Message from the VI National Park

A Message from the VI National Park 1

The Virgin Islands National Park put out a message yesterday regarding changes due to COVID-19. Here are the details…

  • The Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed. Information and services will not be available.
  • The park dock and bulkhead at the Cruz Bay Visitor Center is closed to commercial activity.
  • No more than two individuals may occupy a dinghy when traveling to or from the NPS dock.
  • All restrooms and portable toilets in the park are closed.
  • Guided hikes and other on-site public or educational programs are cancelled.
  • Food service and watersports rentals at Trunk Bay will not be available.
  • The park will not issue special visitor use or business permits.
  • Trash will not be collected. When visiting the park bring garbage bags so you can take your trash with you. Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Trash receptacles will not be available for boater trash. Boaters must make other arrangements for trash disposal.
  • Do not leave trash on shore.
  • The pavilions at Trunk, Maho, and Hawksnest Bays are closed, as are changing rooms and showers.
  • The park will not operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways.
  • Outdoor spaces, including park trails, beaches, and waters remain accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance.
  • Moorings remain open.
  • The waters of Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument remain open.
  • Law enforcement staff will remain on duty and may be reached at 1-866-995-8467.
  • Visitors may visit park beaches via taxi, provided that no more than two people sit in each row of vehicle seats.
  • At beaches, BBQs and parties are not permitted. While visiting beaches, visitors must maintain social distancing and avoid crowding, the release stated.

We will let you know if/when there are changes to the above information.

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