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Firearm Policy



As of Fenruary 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please contact the Virgin Islands Attorney General's Office at (340) 774-5666, or write to:

Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
G.E.R.S. Complex, Rm. 488
50C Kronprinsdens Gade
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00802

Federal law also prohibit firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Did You Know?

An iguana finds its way on to the patio at maho bay campground much to the delay of kids.

There are three species of lizards found on St. John. The iguana, which is not a true lizard, are vegetarians and are often found in trees. When threatened, they escape by dropping to the ground or into water. They can fall 40-50 feet to a hard surface without injuring themselves.