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    Salt River Bay

    National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve Virgin Islands

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  • Salt River Bay NHP&EP Visitor Contact Station Open until June 2014

    We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays through the 6th of June 2013! 9:30AM-4:00PM From November 14, 2013 to June 14, 2014. Based on staff availability we open by appointment, or reserve for specific function. Call 340-773-1460 for more information.

Outdoor Activities

Salt River Bay offers opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Ask your lodging hosts for information about guided land tours. Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking tours can also be arranged. When the visitor contact station at Salt River Bay is closed, information may be obtained at the National Park Service visitor contact station at Fort Christiansvaern, Christiansted National Historic Site. The site is open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

Did You Know?

park map showing Fort Flamand's location

The only surviving structural evidence of this turbulent period in Virgin Island history is the triangular earthwork fortification at Salt River. The French referred to it initially as Fort Flamand (‘the Flemish Fort”) and later as Fort Sales. This is the oldest fort in North America.