Virgin Islands National Park

Virgin Islands National Park, 14,689 acres (5,949 hectares), St. John, Virgin Islands; est. 1956. The park, with beaches, coves, and headlands, is rich in tropical-plant, animal, and marine life. Bordeaux Mt., 1,277 ft (389 m) high, is the highest point on the island. Remains of prehistoric settlements and of Danish colonial sugar plantations are in the park. See National Parks and Monuments, table.

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