Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

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Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge

Address:3013 Estate Golden Rock, Suite 167
Christiansted, VI 08820

Phone:340-773-4554
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/buckisland
Established: 1969.
Location:2 miles offshore of Saint Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Activities:Boating, diving, snorkeling, hiking.
Special Features:Surrounding waters and bays contain reefs and a shipwreck that attracts boaters and divers.
Habitats: 45-acre island comprised mostly of cactus, brush, grasslands, and a rocky shoreline.
Access: Open during daylight hours; accessible by boat only.
Wild life: Refuge was transferred to Fish and Wildlife Service due to its value for migratory birds; however, birds rarely use the refuge because of an overwhelming abundance of black rats. Visitors may observe red-billed tropic birds, frigate birds, terns, and other species in the vicinity of the island.

See other parks in Virgin Islands.