National Park Service Update On Caneel

NPS Statement | July 28, 2023

We are pleased to announce the completion of the Caneel Bay redevelopment and management environmental assessment (EA), outlining plans to restore commercial overnight accommodations at Caneel Bay and continue a long legacy of hospitality and conservation. Conclusions are outlined in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) decision document signed by National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Regional Director Mark Foust.

In response to public input, the selected Alternative B identifies planned future use areas zoned for hotel lodging, public beach access, conservation, NPS interpretation and programming, and potential community and/or partnership spaces within the Caneel campus.

To learn more about the FONSI, EA, or other reference documents for Caneel Bay redevelopment, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website at


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