Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge


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Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Address:3013 Estate Golden Rock, Suite 167
Christiansted, VI 00820

Phone:340-773-4554
Fax:340-773-4554
Web: www.fws.gov/southeast/SandyPoint
Established: 1984.
Location:Southwestern end of St. Croix, south of the town of Frederiksted, Virgin Islands.
Activities:Hiking, wildlife observation.
Special Features:Sandy Point has the largest beach in the Virgin Islands and hosts the largest known nesting population of leatherback sea turtles under U.S. jurisdiction.
Habitats: 327 acres of beach, mangroves, and littoral woodland vegetation.
Access: Open on weekends.
Wild life: Endangered leatherback sea turtles, least terns. Also brown pelican, black-necked stilt, and black-whiskered vireo.

See other parks in Virgin Islands.
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