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Camping & Hiking on St. John #136926
07/30/2017 01:51 PM
07/30/2017 01:51 PM
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Houston, Texas
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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! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/thanks.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: louismcc] #136927
07/30/2017 04:24 PM
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just curious, did you even Google St.John?

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

Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: sail2wind] #136928
07/30/2017 07:35 PM
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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] #136929
07/31/2017 07:17 AM
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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] #136930
07/31/2017 06:05 PM
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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?

Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #136931
07/31/2017 07:19 PM
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I am not sure if open fires are allowed.

Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #136932
07/31/2017 09:30 PM
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Camping is only allowed at Cinnamon. No open fires in the park.


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Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: louismcc] #188530
03/24/2019 04:02 PM
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It's a bit difficult with tents: http://navigosamui.com/2018/11/08/choosing-the-right-tent-stake/ Too bad I didn't have a proper specialist last time I went there so I had doubts whether I will go tent camping again. But our weekend in Maryland showed us everything is possible when done right, haha. That thing above is really worth buying, though.

Re: Camping & Hiking on St. John [Re: Lysho] #188542
03/24/2019 04:43 PM
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You have to be kidding


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