Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Christiansted

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in St. Croix
Forest Historic Site
Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve contains evidence of thousands of years of human habitation. Within this park you can find prehistoric and colonial-era archaeological sites and ruins nestled within a tropical ecosystem. Kayak through mangroves, snorkel in coral reefs, and hike up mountain forest trails to get the most out of your visit. The park also contains the Columbus Landing Site, the only place on the territory now controlled by the United States visited by members of a Christopher Columbus expedition. Use our St. Croix travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and other attractions in St. Croix.
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  • The title is true and unfortunate. There are several "new" shipwrecks in the bay which now add to the ecosystem. It's just too bad to see masts just sticking up out of the water. On a positive note fr...  more »
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park is a must visit if you are on the island of St. Croix and have a sense of history. Take the time to stand on the shores of Salt River Bay where Christopher Colu...  more »
  • Visited during cruise ship day so busy with tourists. Guides available to answer any questions. Fantastic views of water.  more »