Operating Hours & Seasons

green sea turtle hatchling scampering toward shore at sunrise
Green sea turtle hatchling scampering towards the water on Buck Island

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Buck Island Reef National Monument is open year-round. There is no overnight camping on the island; the park is closed from sunset to sunrise to protect nesting sea turtles. Overnight anchorage is available to boaters within the designated area. An anchoring permit is required to anchor within the designated area. Lights must be kept to a minimum because bright lights disorient sea turtles and other nighttime animals.

Last updated: April 5, 2018

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Mailing Address:

2100 Church St. #100
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820


(340) 773.1460

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