The island was owned for many years by the Laurance Rockefeller Estate, but on 1 May 2008 ownership of the island was transferred to the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands.
The island comprises 13.57 acres. It is a "managed habitat" area. The island has a short hiking trail, maintained with the help of Island Resources Foundation, an international non-governmental organization. The Foundation subcontracts caretaking responsibilities to a local organization, The Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society, which sponsors regular visits from Little Harbour on Jost Van Dyke to maintain the trail, do frequent bird counts and remove trash.
The rocks on the island have a greenish colour from copper ore deposits. The island also contains a small salt pond in its centre.
There is no beach bar or anything similar on the island, though it is a very popular stopping point for holiday makers cruising on boats in the area. There is a small daytime mooring field on the leeward (southwest) side of the island.
- Monumental plaque erected on the island
- Monumental plaque erected on the island.
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