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December 01, 2017
Cinnamon Bay Beach Reopens
St. John, Virgin Islands— Virgin Islands National Park is pleased to announce that Cinnamon Bay Beach will officially reopen on Saturday, December 2nd.

November 20, 2017
National Parks to reopen in U.S. Virgin Islands following hurricanes
National Parks to reopen in U.S. Virgin Islands following hurricanes USVI National Parks are top tourist destinations, Visitors spent in $70M for USVI in 2016 WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp announced the reopening of Christiansted National Historic Site and Buck Island Reef National Monument on the island of St. Croix and Trunk Bay Beach at Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John.

October 27, 2017
National Park Service Looking for Displaced Vessel Owners at Caribbean Parks
The National Park Service is working in coordination with U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Emergency Management Agency to address damaged vessels that have been displaced due to recent hurricane activity. National Park Service crews are working to obtain a count and locate owners of displaced vessels within the boundaries of the Caribbean National Parks. Crews are also searching for and marking underwater debris that may create a navigation hazard. At this time, approximately 180 vessels have been identified, with an unknown amount that may be submerged. Most displaced vessels are located at St. John, Virgin Islands.

October 20, 2017
Stabilization Work Continues at National Parks of the Caribbean
San Juan, Puerto Rico — The Caribbean Parks of the National Park Service are quickly and safely moving forward with stabilization efforts and offering a variety of public access and visitor services. National Parks of the Caribbean Superintendent Randy Lavasseur said, “We are working hard to open the beautiful parks of the Caribbean, and provide for a safe and enjoyable visitor experience. The stabilization and recovery efforts are ongoing and we are beginning to open areas of the parks as conditions allow.”

October 06, 2017
Hurricane Response Immediate News Release
All National Park Service Units in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will remain closed. The NPS Eastern Incident Management Team (EIMT) and the Superintendent for the National Parks of the Caribbean reiterate and reinforce the closure of all park units due to continued Hurricane Maria recovery and emergency stabilization efforts.

August 14, 2017
Maho Bay Parking Lot Temporary Closure
Maho Bay Beach parking lot will be temporarily closed for resurfacing improvements, from September 5, 2017 to November 15, 2017.

July 11, 2017
Congressionally Mandated Senior Pass Price Increase to Take Effect on August 28
In order to meet requirements set by legislation passed by Congress in December 2016, the price of the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass will increase from $10 to $80. The change will take effect August 28, 2017. Pass holders are given lifetime access to more than 2,000 sites and parks. The fee increase will support critical investments in maintenance projects at national parks and federal recreational lands nationwide.

March 31, 2017
2017 Hurricane Hole Announcement
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ANNOUNCES 2017 STORM REFUGE PERMITTING PROCEDURES FOR HURRICANE HOLE ST. JOHN, USVI -- Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument announce procedures for mariners wishing to register their vessel in Hurricane Hole for the 2017 hurricane season.

March 28, 2017
Invitation to Comment on Tent Installation and Configuration at Cinnamon Bay Campground
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO COMMENT ON TENT INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION AT THE CINNAMON BAY CAMPGROUND IN VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK. COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH APRIL 11, 2017

March 28, 2017
100th Anniversary of Transfer Day Exhibit Open
On Friday march 31st the public is invited to visit a new exhibit at the Cinnamon Bay Archeology Lab at Virgin Island National Park. The exhibit highlights the flags from many countries that have flown over the U.S. Virgin Islands through time.

March 17, 2017
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Plan to Protect Species of Concern on Southeast Coastlines
ATLANTA– The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments to inform development of a regional environmental assessment that will examine options for protecting shorebirds, sea turtles and beach mice from the threat of predators at NPS units in the Southeast Region. The Coastal Species of Concern Predator Management Plan Programmatic Environmental Assessment (assessment) will evaluate the best available predator management options and analyze relevant environmental issues.

December 27, 2016
Brion FitzGerald Retiring
After almost four decades of exceptional and honorable public service, Brion FitzGerald will retire from the National Park Service effective January 3, 2017.

December 05, 2016
VINP 60th Anniversary Commemoration
The public is invited to the unveiling of a commemorative marker on December 13th in celebration of the 60th anniversary of Virgin Islands National Park

September 26, 2016
Comment Period for replacement of 64 eco-tents at Cinnamon Bay Campground
At Virgin Islands National Park the National Park Service's (NPS) concessionaire proposes to replace 64 eco-tents at Cinnamon Bay Campground. The age and condition of the existing tents necessitates replacement and compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. The proposed project is being completed in consultation with the Virgin Islands State Historic Preservation Office. Comment period for the proposal to replace 64 eco tents at Cinnamon Bay Campground ends October 24, 2016.

September 02, 2016
Cinnamon Bay Campground Closed for the Season
The Cinnamon Bay Campground is closed for the season, and will reopen under the management of Redwood Parks Company on November 1st, 2016.

September 01, 2016
Virgin Islands North Shore Road Construction
The Federal Highway Administration, working on behalf of the Park, will begin construction on North Shore Road (NSR) beginning in September. There are two short sections of the road that will be repaired.

June 28, 2016
New Concession Operator Selected for Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay Areas of Virgin Islands National Park
ST. JOHN, USVI – Virgin Islands National Park officials announced that Redwood Parks Company, LLC, has been selected to provide commercial services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay under the terms of a new 15 year concessions contract, effective October 1, 2016.

October 07, 2015
User Fee Increase for Trunk Bay Facilities and Boat Moorings
St John, VI – Virgin Islands National Park will increase visitor expanded amenity fees at Trunk Bay as well as overnight boat mooring fees. The fee increase will take effect January 1st, 2016.

April 07, 2015
Prospectus for Commercial Services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay
National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a 15-year concession contract to provide Lodging, Camping, Food and Beverage, Retail, Equipment Rental and Other Services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay areas within Virgin Island National Park.

April 07, 2015
Announces Release of the Prospectus for Commercial Services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay.
Park Superintendent, Brion FitzGerald, announced on April 7th, 2015, that the National Park Service (NPS) has issued a prospectus for solicitation of offers for a 15-year concession contract to provide Lodging, Camping, Food and Beverage, Retail, Equipment Rental and Other Services at Cinnamon Bay and Trunk Bay areas within Virgin Island National Park.

February 18, 2015
Opening of the Education Center and Archaeology Laboratory at Cinnamon Bay
ST. JOHN, USVI– Virgin Islands National Park together with the Friends of the Park is hosting an official opening of the Educational Center and Archaeology Laboratory at Cinnamon Bay on Wednesday, February 25th. For more information follow the link to the full News Release.

February 06, 2015
National Park Service receives donation of Haulover lands from the St John Lands Trust
ST JOHN -Virgin Islands National Park is pleased to announce the gift of just over 3.5 acres of land at Haulover on the east end of St John. The property, which includes lands bounded by Haulover Bay on the north shore to Round Bay on the south shore, was donated by the non-profit St John Land Conservancy (SJLC). SJLC was formed by Lauren Mercadante, George Mercadante, Athena Swartley and Raf Muilenberg. Lauren Mercadante is “proud of the work accomplished by the Land Conservancy and the fact that the land will be preserved for future generations to enjoy”. Park Superintendent Brion FitzGerald noted that as the park approaches its 60th year in 2016 this donation, made by a group of local concerned citizens, “is wonderful sign that the spirit of giving, by which this park was originally established is alive and well”.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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