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Little Fort National Park

Little Fort National Park

British Virgin Islands
(284) 494-2069
bvinpt@bvinationalparkstrust.org
Established in 1978   |    Area: 36 acres Little Fort National Park can be found just south of the Yacht Harbour. It was the site of a Spanish fortress and some masonry walls still exist on the hillside, including the ruins of a structure called the Powder House. The 36-acre area is also a wildlife sanctuary. National Parks Trust's Description: Hidden amongst the enormous boulders at Fort Point, between Spanish Town and Big Trunk Bay is Little Fort. The site includes a small forfication and masonry ruins, including a munitions store on the hillside. Access is very difficult at this undeveloped site, as hikers must cross the rugged terrain and dense vegetation. The only area readily accessible for entrance into the park is located at the seashore, from here a difficult hiking trail leads to the munitions store. Three walls surround a small magazine room, sheltered by a ceiling made for mortar and stone. Thick stonewalls have prevented the structure from total collapse, although overgrown vegetation and tree roots have inundated the ruins. Epiphytes (plants that grow on another plant but are not parasitic), such as bromeliads (Bromelia sp.) are common in this area. Pitch apple trees (Clusia rosea) and mature silk cotton trees (Ceiba pentandra) flourish here. Turtle nesting is known to occur at Valey Trunk Bay, just below the southern boundary of Fort Point National Park.
Established in 1978   |    Area: 36 acres Little Fort National Park can be found just south of the Yacht Harbour. It was the site of a Spanish fortress and some masonry walls still exist on the hillside, including the ruins of a structure called the Powder House. The 36-acre area is also a wildlife sanctuary. National Parks Trust's Description: Hidden amongst the enormous boulders at Fort Point, between Spanish Town and Big Trunk Bay is Little Fort. The site includes a small forfication and masonry ruins, including a munitions store on the hillside. Access is very difficult at this undeveloped site, as hikers must cross the rugged terrain and dense vegetation. The only area readily accessible for entrance into the park is located at the seashore, from here a difficult hiking trail leads to the munitions store. Three walls surround a small magazine room, sheltered by a ceiling made for mortar and stone. Thick stonewalls have prevented the structure from total collapse, although overgrown vegetation and tree roots have inundated the ruins. Epiphytes (plants that grow on another plant but are not parasitic), such as bromeliads (Bromelia sp.) are common in this area. Pitch apple trees (Clusia rosea) and mature silk cotton trees (Ceiba pentandra) flourish here. Turtle nesting is known to occur at Valey Trunk Bay, just below the southern boundary of Fort Point National Park.

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