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Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a World Heritage Site (since 1997) located in Dominica. This area was established as a national park by the Dominican government in July 1975, the first to be legally established in the country.[1] The National Park is named after its highest mountain, Morne Trois Pitons, meaning mountain of three peaks. The park is a significant area of volcanic activity. Features within the part include the Valley of Desolation, a region of boiling mud ponds and small geysers; the Boiling Lake, Titou Gorge, and Emerald Pool.

Morne Trois Pitons National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Dominica Hiking Path.JPG
Hiking trail in the Morne Trois Pitons National Park
Coordinates15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667Coordinates: 15°19′30″N 61°19′00″W / 15.32500°N 61.31667°W / 15.32500; -61.31667
Area68.57 km²
Criteriaviii, x
Designated1997 (21st session)
Reference no.814
State PartyDominica
RegionLatin America and the Caribbean


  1. ^ Hailey, Adrian (2011). Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 2: Regional Accounts of the West Indies. BRILL. p. 162. ISBN 9004194088.

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