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Andros has the third longest barrier reef in the world. These two parks were established to help preserve significant parts of this valuable reef ecosystem. Established: 2002 Size: 3, 500 Acres   ABC ABC ABC  

Black Sound Cay National Reserve

This mangrove patch on Green Turtle Cay is an important habitat for waterfowl and other birds which winter in the region. Migratory birds that have been recorded feeding in and around the cay include Painted buntings, Indigo buntings, American redstarts, Black and White warblers, and Magnolia warblers. Established: 1988 Location: Abaco Size: 2 Acres History […]

Tilloo Cay National Reserve

This 11-acre shoreline on Tilloo Cay, off the eastern side of Great Abaco south of Elbow Cay, is an area of outstanding beauty. Exposed to the Atlantic Ocean the shoreline is an important nesting site for Tropic Birds, Yellow-crowned night heron, several species of terns and also other seabirds. Established: 1990 Location: Abaco Size: 11 […]

Lucayan National Park

The Lucayan National Park was established in March 1982. It is located between Freeport and Freetown at Gold Rock Creek and consists of 40 acres of land. The Park contains one of the longest charted underwater cave systems in the world; a unique system of elevated walkways through the last intact mangrove wetland on the […]

Abaco National Park

This was a significant addition to the Bahamian national park system, which protected enough natural habitat to ensure the survival of the endangered Bahama parrot. The park is located on the southeastern portion of Abaco, between Hole-in-the-Wall and Crossing Rocks. It encompasses 5,000 acres of pine forest. Established: 1994 Location: Abaco Size: 20,500 Acres History […]

Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park

Located both of Cherokee Sound, this land and sea park encompasses four small cays and their surrounding waters – Channel Rock, Gaulding Cay and the southern portion of Sandy Cay.  On the seaward side of Sandy Cay lies a popular snorkeling reef that is the park’s main point of interest. Established: 1972 Location: Andros Size: […]

Peterson Cay National Park

Peterson Cay is a one-and-a-half-acre geological wonder. This beautiful park is the only cay on Grand Bahama’s leeward shore. Peterson Cay is a low-lying aeolian limestone cay, of Pleistocene origin. There is a back-reef lagoon, which is less than five meters deep. Coral reefs occur 1-2 km offshore, and there are four distinct reef zones […]

Rand Nature Centre

Acquired by the BNT in 1992 the Rand Nature Centre comprises 100 Acres of natural beauty near the heart of downtown Freeport, Grand Bahama. The Rand Nature Centre’s foot trails wind through pine barrens, native and exotic coppice and lead out to a fresh water watchable wildlife pond and a native plant arboretum. The Centre, […]

Fowl Cays National Park

This park covers a small but biologically rich stretch of coral reef, seagrass bed, rocky shore and sandy bottom habitat that historically has been used for recreation, diving, and non-commercial fishing. Established: 2012 Location: Abaco Protects: Coral Reefs Size: 2,335 Acres      

Walker’s Cay National Park

The northernmost island in the Bahamas, Walker’s Cay is fringed by its own barrier reef, featuring stunning coral formations and a wide variety of marine life. Renowned for underwater cathedrals teeming with fish, this park is a mecca for divers. Established: 2002 Location: Abaco Size: 3,840 Acres  

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