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Buck Island National Monument

Page history last edited by Deane DeLoach 8 years, 7 months ago

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Buck Island National Monument - St. Croix

 

Contact Information:     
Buck Island Reef National Monument
Danish Custom House, Kings Wharf
2100 Church Street #100
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820
340-773-1460

 

Size: 19,015 acres

 

Location: Buck Island Reef National Monument is located 1.5 miles northeast of the Island of Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

 

Description: The park features the finest marine garden in the Caribbean, as well as having coral grottoes, sea fans, gorgonias, and tropical fishes. The island, which has a nature trail and beaches, is a rookery for frigate birds and brown pelicans and is a nesting area for sea turtles.

 

 

Activities: There are a variety of activities for park visitors to enjoy while at the park, including swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, daily boat trips, hiking, bird watching, sunbathing and picnicking.

History
: Proclaimed on December 28, 1961. 

 

Information obtained from:

http://usparks.about.com/library/miniplanner/blbuckislandnm.htm

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