Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge

Local nameSandy Point National Wildlife Refuge
LocationUnited States

Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge preserves habitat for threatened and endangered species, with particular emphasis on the leatherback sea turtle. Its two miles of sandy beaches on the southwest corner of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands is an ideal nesting place for leatherbacks. The National Wildlife Refuge is open to the public for limited hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Aklis Archeological Site, a prehistoric shell midden on the coast, is in the refuge. The 4-acre site dates back to the year 400 and show evidence of human occupation for over 200 years, and has yielded a wide variety of artifacts, including pottery and stone tool fragments, and human remains. The site is subject to gradual erosion. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Tags ParkNature Reserve
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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Point_National_Wildlife_Refuge

Official website http://www.fws.gov/caribbean/Refuges/Sandypoint/default.htm

Phone +1 340 773 4554

Coordinates 17°40'44.594" N -64°53'55.329" E

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