Salt River Bay NHP&EP Visitor Contact Station Closed for Season
We are only open on Thursdays through the 6th of June 2013! 9AM-4:30PM From June 06-November 14, 2013 the Visitor Contact Station at Salt River Bay will be closed. It can be opened by appointment. Call 340-773-1460 for more information.
Cover up, wear a hat, and use sunscreen to avoid sunburn. Beware of hazardous surf conditions and crosscurrents and do not swim alone. Be cautious in shoreline shallows and near shore reefs; avoid potentially harmful stingrays, fire coral, spiny sea urchins, and stinging organisms. Cuts from coral and other marine life infect quickly; clean and medicate them. Corals are fragile animal skeletons; don’t stand or hang on them. We recommend you scuba dive with a professional group. Check on regulations and best practices before boating. Don’t anchor in coral reef areas. Learn to recognize and avoid hazardous vegetation. Contact with poisonous manchineel trees – including sap, leaves, bark, and fruit resembling small green apples – can cause a chemical burn. Touching your eyes after such contact can cause swelling or even temporary blindness. Contact with the holly-like Christmas bush causes a severe rash.
Did You Know?
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.