The Lucayan National Park- An Important Historical Site

The Lucayan National Park- An Important Historical Site

Image result for lucayan national park cavesThe Lucayan National Park is an important historical site located on the island of Grand Bahama, known for its protection of coastal plants such as mangroves, and indigenous plants and trees found in the Bahamas. The park was founded in 1977 and has been a haven for various plant, animal and marine life since its early existence. The park is seen as a site of resilience because it has remained open despite economic downturns in the Bahamas.

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The Lucayans, who migrated to the Bahamas used what we now know as the Lucayan National Park to obtain fresh water and as a burial ground. Remains of the Lucayans were discovered buried under rocks in 6 feet of fresh water in a cave known as the Burial Mound Cave in 1986. The remains of the Lucayans were found in tact years after their existence.

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The Lucayan National Park is known to have one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world and promotes great ecological benefits such as conservation of plant, animal and marine life. This National Park is also an important tourist site, the park provides nature tours, kayaking and many other fun activities. The park extends to Gold Rock beach, a beautiful site where persons can enjoy the beautiful waters, sunbathe and have lunch at the picnic tables provided.