Hello from Virgin Islands National Park!
Thank you to all for the kind wishes and thoughts.
The damage to the island of St. John and the park from Hurricanes Irma and Maria is devastating. Many homes have been left uninhabitable. Trees have been stripped of their leaves, and historic park ruins have sustained significant damage.
Thankfully recovery is underway. Roads have been mostly cleared of debris, utility poles, and wires. Food and water is being distributed throughout the islands. Communication areas have been established. Some trees have even begun to grow new green leaves.
Until further notice, the Cruz Bay visitor center is closed, park guided activities are cancelled and lifeguards are not on duty.
St. John, and Virgin Islands National Park, will come back stronger than ever! We hope you come visit when we are back up and running.
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