Learn About the Park

Underwater scene of coral reef and fishes at Salt River
Coral reefs with French Grunts and Black Barred Soldier Fish at Salt River Bay.

NPS photo (S. Pershern)

Explore the other pages in this section to learn more about the amazing history and nature here at Salt River.

1647 map of St. Croix, from Puerto Rico, with close-up of Salt River Bay

History and Culture

People have lived around Salt River Bay for over 2,000 years. This 1647 map shows the newly built Fort Sale and surrounding village.

Underwater photograph of large sea turtle


Salt River Bay has a rich variety of plants and animals, both on land and underwater.

Photograph of researchers sampling water as part of a study of bioluminescence.

Science and Research

Researchers, young and old, come to Salt River to study its natural resources, history, and archeological heritage.

Last updated: April 24, 2018

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2100 Church St. #100
Christiansted, VI 00820


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