St John National Park
Created in 1956 as the 29th US National park, the Virgin Islands National Park encompasses 75% of the island, protected from development. Within borders of the park however, there are several leased resort areas that comply with preservation policies while the park maintains ownership of the land. Under this agreement, the park's actual coverage of the island is roughly 60%.
The park has a range of activities to offer visitors, including underwater snorkel & scubadiving trails at Trunk Bay, and fantastic hikes through historic sugar mill ruins. The Bourdeaux Mountain Trail leads to the highest point on the island, at an elevation of 1,277 feet. Maho Bay and Cinnamon Bay offer campgrounds right in the park.