Mosquito Borne Disease
There are two mosquito transmitted diseases (virus), Dengue, and Chikungunya Fever, now in the Caribbean. Both viruses are transmitted by Aedes species mosquitoes, which have black and white stripes markings. Please take a look at link information. More »
Two main roads will get visitors throughout the Park. They are Centerline Road (Route 10) and the North Shore Road (Route 20). Route 20 provides access to most beaches such as Hawknest, Trunk Bay and Cinnamon Bay. Route 10 runs through the center of the Island and will provide access to Salt Pond Bay and Lameshur Bay.
The best and safest way of getting around the Park and the Island would be by vehicle. Bicycles are not recommended due to steep and winding roads.
Did You Know?
One of the smallest lizards on St. John is the Dwarf Gecko. This tiny, inch-long reptile is native to the island, while many of the other geckos arrived on sailing ships in the 17th century. Dwarf Geckos feed on insects in the forest during the day, while most other geckos are nocturnal feeders.