National Park to Resume Facility Use Fee at Trunk Bay on June 1

Late morning at Trunk Bay, Virgin Islands National Park, on St. John (photo by Chuck Munson)

The National Park Service (NPS) will resume collecting the facility use fee at Trunk Bay starting June 1. While services at Trunk Bay resumed several months ago, NPS has delayed the collecting of fees since hurricanes Irma and Maria struck St. John in 2017.

The fee collected at Trunk Bay is not an entrance fee but rather a “facility use fee.” The fee specifically pays for the cost of producing water through the park’s reverse osmosis plant, particularly for the shower and restroom facilities at that location. The facility fee is only collected when the water is turned on and available for use at Trunk Bay.

The fee of $5 per person will be collected from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., daily. Residents and repeat park users are reminded that an individual annual pass good for 12 months from the date of issuance, is available for $20. Additionally, annual family passes are available for $30, and they are good for up to four people per visit, with unlimited visits for 12 months from the issue date.