Everything you wanted to know about the Park

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Darren Smith, an internationally-known travel writer, has posted a comprehensive guide to the Virgin Islands National Park on his About.com Web site. It includes information about camping at Cinnamon Bay, a section about the history and geology of the Park, as well as tips on how to volunteer or work for the Park service. "Here you’ll find everything you need to plan your Virgin Islands national park vacation, including directions, maps, photos, lodging, camping, things to do, weather, and more," he writes.

Smith’s cataloging of the Park and its information is decidedly third-person – there’s no sense in his reporting that he’s ever been to the island.

Oddly, the Park seems to get a lot more lip service than support.  It’s given St. John the island’s tourism
attractions, but news items about the Park get relatively little
readership, at least on this Web site.  Of course it’s fair to say the
Park doesn’t do much to publicize its activities, either.  That
probably is a result of tight budgeting, a problem affect many other
parks, too.

VI National Park Trip Planner: http://usparks.about.com/blplanner-virginislands.htm

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