North America

National Parks in Dominica

The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in Dominica and why we need to protect them.

Cabrits National Park

Cabrits National Park sits on a peninsula of Dominica protecting the ruins of Fort Shirley and a variety of natural features.

North America / Dominica

FAQs about Dominica National Parks

How many National Parks are in Dominica?

Although the island is as small as it is, there are three national parks in Dominica.  You can explore them in more depth in the park presentations presented above as they become available.  The three national parks include:

What is the largest national park in Dominica?

Morne Trois Pitons National Park is the largest national park in the country. It covers an area of 26.47 square miles (68.57 sq km).

What is the smallest national park in Dominica?

Cabrits National Park is the smallest in the country. It covers an area of 2.05 square miles (5.30 sq km).

What was the first national park in Dominica?

Morne Trois Pitons National Park was the first national park in Dominica.  It was established in 1975.

What percentage of Dominica is protected land?

A little over 13% of Dominica is protected through national parks or other wilderness designations.  This is a commitment by the country to protect the amazing rainforest that blankets across the island.

Dominica

The country is officially known as the Commonwealth of Dominica. Roseau is both the capital and largest city in the country. There are approximately 72,000 people living in the 290 square miles (750 sq km) area of the island country. The island country is 29 miles (47 km) long and 16 miles (26 km) wide.

Where is Dominica?

Dominica is an island nation located in the Caribbean. Guadeloupe sits to the northwest and Martinique sits to the south.  It is one of the Lesser Antilles of the Leeward Islands.

Dominica Tourism

Dominica is affectionately known as the "Nature Island of the Caribbean." The majority of the island is blanked with dense lush rainforest and related vegetation. Boiling Lake is the world's second-largest hot spring.