American Paradise

Virgin Islands National Park’s hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.


Interactive Map

Marine Use Visitor Information Interactive Map

Use the interactive map to find out where to snorkel, anchor, find a buoy and more.

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One of the views from the Ramshead Trail provides this scene of the southern shoreline of St. John.

Hiking in Paradise!

Virgin Islands National Park provides 20 trails for hikers. They vary in distances; from .5 to 3 miles. One may hike in wet tropical or dry forest.

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Hurricane Hole in the Coral Reef National Monument features mangroves and other submerged land features.

Preserving The Submerged Lands

The need to protect reefs from further degradation led to a Presidential Proclamation in January 2001 by President Clinton to create the monument.

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