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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

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Visitor Center at Salt River Bay is open November 14 through June each year.

Hours of Operation

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:30 AM-4:00 PM, and by appointment (340) 773-1460.

When the Visitor Center is closed, information may be obtained at the National Park Service visitor contact station at Fort Christianvaern, Christiansted National Historic Site. The hours are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM seven days a week. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Park staff may be available for scheduled tours or special events at Salt River Bay NHS & EP. Rangers will do their best to meet the request.

Did You Know?

ball court petroglyphs

The only Tainan ceremonial ball court or plaza found in the Lesser Antilles is at Salt Bay River. Both ceremonial and recreational, the ball game originated in Mesoamerica. The ball court was excavated by a Danish archaeologist, Gudmund Hatt in 1923.