Caribbean National Forest

Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque)

Address:HC 01 Box 13490
Rio Grande, PR 00745

Size: 28,000 acres.
Location:25 miles northeast of the San Juan metropolitan area, in the Sierra de Luquillo Mountains. Accessible by PR 3, 191, and 186.
Facilities:Visitor center with theater and gift shop, picnic sites, trails (24 miles), observation towers.
Activities:Primitive camping, fishing, hiking, bird watching.
Special Features:Only tropical forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Contains 23 tree species found nowhere else. Provides habitat for rare wildlife including the Puerto Rican parrot, found only on this part of the island. Three of the forest's rivers have been designated as Wild & Scenic: Río La Mina, Río Mameyes, and Río Icacos.

See other parks in Puerto Rico.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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The Caribbean National Forest is on Route 191 above the town of Rio Grande and is open from 7:30 a.m.
Historically abundant throughout Puerto Rico and its offshore islands, the parrot is now only found deep within the montane rainforest of the Caribbean National Forest (also known as El Yunque), the only tropical rainforest in the U.S.
Environmentalists hope to include the San Miguel Farm in the Northeast Biodiversity Corridor, a 3,200-acre strip of coastal land that, when combined with the bordering Caribbean National Forest (El Yunque), would become a nature preserve.
Just a few miles inland is El Yunque, otherwise known as the Caribbean National Forest. Covering 43 sq miles, it includes the impressive Sierra de Luquillo mountain range.
El Yunque Service, Caribbean National Forest, Puerto Rico.
Thomas, and Tortola and to the northwest, the Sierra de Luquillo and the Caribbean National Forest, known as El Yunque.
Puerto Rico is home to the Caribbean National Forest (known locally as "El Junque"), the only tropical rainforest in the U.S.
The Institute's missions include research, cooperating with conservation organizations and forestry, departments in foreign countries, and assisting the Caribbean National Forest.
In 1989, the eye of Hurricane Hugo passed within 10 kilometers of Puerto Rico's Caribbean National Forest, where for 3 years researchers had tracked three species of bats.
national forest system, Puerto Rico's Caribbean National Forest, was devastated by Hurricane Hugo in 1989.

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