St. Thomas Parks, Reserves and Historic Places

nature and history while vacationing in St. Thomas! Swim among colorful reef fish and turtles, kayak through beautiful mangrove forests while keeping an eye out for a graceful egret, hike to historic sites, take photos, join a boating excursion, or snorkel! Several areas on and around St. Thomas are protected or designated as parks allowing wildlife and plant life to have a secure habitat; and in some cases giving you an opportunity to explore it all. Included are watershed and mangrove lagoon systems, small islands and cays, beaches and marine areas. Various historical treasures are also protected.

More Parks, Reserves and Historic Places

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Mangrove Lagoon

Mangrove Lagoon Marine Reserve

 
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East End
This series of protected areas on St. Thomas’ East End includes three sites. The first, Compass Point Pond, is home to shorebirds like snowy egrets and little blue herons....
Smith Bay Park

Smith Bay Park

 
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East End
Smith Bay Park, established in 2006, includes both coastal and marine ecosystems of significant beauty and importance. The 21 acre park is home to an assortment of plants, birds...
Hassel Island

Hassel Island (VI National Park)

 
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Southside
Hassel Island is 135 acres in size of which 122 acres are part of the Virgin Islands National Park. Once a peninsula connected to St. Thomas, the land mass...
Botany Bay Ruins

National Historic Places & Landmarks

 
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There are about 20 sites on St. Thomas designated on the National Registry of Historic Places; an official list of places that are considered historic and worthy of preservation....
Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

 
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Southside
Buck Island, located 2 miles south of St. Thomas, was established as a wildlife refuge in 1969 due to its value for migratory birds. It is managed by the...
Magens Bay Watershed Preserve, Arboretum, & Coconut Grove

Magens Bay Watershed Preserve, Arboretum, & Coconut Grove

 
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Northside
Magens Bay is well known as one of the best beaches on the island. Just beyond the sparkling water and swaying coconut trees is a quiet retreat including dry...
Offshore Cays

Offshore Cays/Wildlife Sanctuaries

 
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Over 50 small cays and islands dot the waters of the USVI. These cays and the coastal areas around them provide prime habitat for seabirds, lizards, turtles and corals....