Virgin Islands National Park Fees & Reservations


Trunk Bay Beach

Trunk Bay Beach (Photo credit: Phil Comeau)

Virgin Islands National Park in itself does not charge an entrance fee although you do have to pay a nominal amount for some of the facilities.

Trunk Bay does charge what’s called a “same-day user fee” which has to be paid for anyone who is 16 years of age or older. People younger than 16 years don’t have to pay. The charges are;

  • $4 per adult
  • $10 for an individual annual pass
  • $15 for a family annual pass
  • Other card holders (Golden Access or Golden Age) only have to pay half the price
Staying the Night at Virgin Islands National Park
If you want an overnight anchorage or mooring then you’ve got to pay $15 per night before you spend the night at Virgin Islands National Park. “Staying the night” means anywhere between the hours of 5pm and 7am. You can stay for a maximum of 7 consecutive days in each bay, and a maximum of 30 nights each calendar year.  You can make your payments at a number of different locations;
  • Cruz Bay Finger Pier
  • Hawksnest Bay
  • Caneel Bay Watersports Shop
  • Maho Bay Camp
  • Saltpond Bay
  • Great Lameshur Bay
  • Leinster Bay

Virgin Islands National Park Campgrounds

There are a couple of campgrounds at Virgin Islands National Park, one, the Cinnamon Bay Campground is actually on park propery, the other called Maho Bay is privately owned but lies within the boundaries of this beautiful Park.

Cinnamon Bay Campground – has everything you could possibly need for the ultimate camping trip. There are different sites available including sites close to the beach, some are nestled amongst the trees, some are suitable for groups of campers. The tents are efficient and comfortable. Each tent is 10 x 14 feet, has mosquito netting fitted and is equipped with;

  • Cots
  • charcoal grill
  • picnic table
  • gas lantern
  • gas stove
  • water container
  • ice chest
  • storage bin
  • cooking utensils
  • eating utensils
  • bedding supplied on arrival with fresh linens available twice weekly
Bare Camping Sites – if you really fancy sleeping beneath the stars then why not stay in one of the bare camping sites. Each site has room for one large or two smaller tents which can be left “top down” for the ultimate outdoor sleeping experience. A charcoal grill and picnic table is included at each site, but you must provide your own tent, towels, bedding, cooking utensils etc, although some equipment can be rented.
Cottages – are available for those who prefer to camp in a little more comfort. Each cottage measures 15 x 15 feet and is complete with an outside terrace, perfect for whiling away those lazy afternoon hours. All cottages are fully equipped with;
  • four beds
  • electric plugs
  • electric lights
  • fan
  • charcoal grill
  • picnic table
  • ice chest
  • gas stove
  • water container
  • cooking utensils
  • eating utensils
  • bedding is fresh upon arrival, with more linen available twice weekly


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