Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, Christiansted

4.1
#10 of 32 in Parks in St. Croix
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 trip itinerary planning site to add Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve and other attractions to your St. Croix vacation plans.
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  • There were no people around (except in their boats) when we visited, but we were able to walk and drive around the area. We were here three years ago, and it was a bustling place. We parked our...  more »
  • On our last day at St. Croix, we decided to go to this park and preserve, to take a look at it and to see the spot where Columbus landed. There was no good directional signage and no marker of any...  more »
  • We have done several tours including the night bioluminescence tour with Virgin Kyack as well as rented kyacking and self toured. The service iand guides are top notch as are the Hobie kyacks. The...  more »
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  • Closed since the hurricane. Visited November 2018 and visitor center and entire area was closed. Don't turn off the main road! There is a sign to the visitor center on the main road but once you get up to the driveway for the center it's blocked off with a "closed to the public" sign. Would be great if they put that on the main road. We saw other people turning around too.
  • Christopher Columbus landed here. Also a pretty beach.
  • It's the Virgin Islands
  • You have to go! Some of the best views on the island and great breezes. Learn a little about the history of the island while you're at it. Nice find!
  • A great view of the Northshore, and St. Thomas on a clear day. A where the Natives met the first wave of trespassers and destroyer of millions of Natives.

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