Government Shutdown

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) is unable to fully staff the properties under its management, including Virgin Islands National Park.

The Cruz Bay Visitor Center and Trunk Bay as well as the restrooms will remain open.
All other restrooms will remain closed.
Park grounds, roads, trails and parking areas will remain open to the public.
During the shutdown period the NPS will not issue permits, conduct educational programs, collect trash, operate or provide restrooms, maintain roads or walkways .

Park visitors are advised to use caution if choosing to enter NPS property, as NPS personnel will not be available to provide guidance, assistance, maintenance, or emergency response. Any entry onto NPS property during this period of federal government shutdown is at the visitor’s sole risk. Visitors should dial 911 in the event of an emergency.
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Last updated: December 22, 2018

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Mailing Address:

1300 Cruz Bay Creek
St. John, VI 00830


(340) 776-6201 x238
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