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louismcc
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Camping & Hiking on St. John
      #1739945 - 07/30/17 01:51 PM (73.76.48.9)

After a long absence, our family has begun planning a BVI based bareboat charter for July 2018.

Our youngest son, who has been with us on 6 sailing trips and has been pushing us for this return trip, is now 23 and besides sailing very much enjoys camping and hiking. He's thinking about tacking on some days on St. John to camp and explore the National Park. He'll be solo since the rest of us will be heading home.

Besides recommendations for campsites, I'm also wondering if there are typically others around St. John that time of year. Being solo, without others for company at the campsite to go with on hikes, probably wouldn't make for an interesting stay. Are there any shutdowns that time of the year?

We're from Texas so July heat isn't a big issue. He went camping this weekend near San Antonio where it has been over 100.

Any advice for me to pass along to him would be appreciated!

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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: louismcc]
      #1739955 - 07/30/17 04:24 PM (184.166.21.62)

just curious, did you even Google St.John?

https://cinnamonbayresort.com/ has campsites, or so it says


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louismcc
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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: sail2wind]
      #1739965 - 07/30/17 07:35 PM (73.76.48.9)

Yes I have looked at that information. Over the years I've found that TTOL users can provide additional insight that perhaps is directly relevant to my questions.

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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: louismcc]
      #1739974 - 07/31/17 07:17 AM (45.42.3.236)

Louis! Welcome back. Do have him check out Cinnamon Bay. It is the only camping site I am aware of. They changed hands last year and are trying to make it more upscale. I've heard they have limited the bare sites and packed them in fairly closely to one another. But it is on a great beach and there should be other like minded hikers in July.

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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Nutmeg]
      #1740007 - 07/31/17 06:05 PM (71.218.231.242)

I've seen lone campers at some of the ruins off the main trails on St. John. I don't know if that is legal but they are sometimes there. Maybe Nutmeg can comment?

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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Maria_and_Steve]
      #1740013 - 07/31/17 07:19 PM (184.166.21.62)

I am not sure if open fires are allowed.

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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Maria_and_Steve]
      #1740019 - 07/31/17 09:30 PM (45.42.3.236)

Camping is only allowed at Cinnamon. No open fires in the park.

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