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    Salt River Bay

    National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve Virgin Islands

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  • Salt River Bay NHP&EP Visitor Contact Station Closed until November 2014

    The Visitor Contact Station at Salt River Bay is currently closed until we reopen on November 14, 2014. Based on staff availability we can open by appointment, or reserve for specific function. Call 340-773-1460 for more information

News Releases

Throughout 2013 several scientists from the Joint Institute for Caribbean Marine Studies (JICMS) partner institutions examined the phenomenon in the Mangrove Lagoon/Bioluminescent Bay in the east portion of Salt River Bay. A series of water and sediment samples taken throughout the year allowed us to identify the organism(s) responsible for the bioluminescence and describe their ecology.

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Did You Know?

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February 24, 1992 marked the establishment of the Salt River Bay NHP & Ecological Preserve. The park is a living museum where nature and history blend. It was set aside to preserve, protect, and tell the story of its rich contributions to the nation’s natural and cultural heritage.