Central Forest Reserve

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The Central Forest Reserve is known as a growing center of gommier, a durable and pretty tree whose wood has been used by the natives in making canoes and other kinds of tools.

Guests to the Central Forest Reserve will be given the chance to explore the first reserve on Dominica, established back in 1952.


Located on the eastern side of the island of Dominica, near Castle Bruce, Central Forest Reserve happily welcomes local customers and travelers who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you are not staying in this location, you are free to stop by for some fun in the sun. It's 6.5 miles south of Marigot.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting options while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife reservation. Islet View Restaurant, which has a menu full of Creole dishes, is also the most convenient dining option from the wildlife reservation. Beau Rive Restaurant and Riverstone Bar and Grill are some of the additional refreshment choices nearby. At Riverstone Bar and Grill you and your companions will be able to sample Caribbean dishes and experience the Dominica culture.

Nearby Attractions

Active travelers that enjoy nature preserves, and would like to see others, might check out Northern Forest Reserve and Morne Trois Pitons National Park; the first of which is six miles to the northwest of Central Forest Reserve. Additional nearby attractions include Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden, which is within driving distance near Marigot. You might also consider checking out Natural Vibes Organic Farm, which is another attraction in the area.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are closest.

Attractions Near Central Forest Reserve
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Waitukubuli Trail: Castle Bruce to Hatten Garden Other Attraction 2.4 mi. (9.6 km) ENE 6.0 mi. South of Marigot
Natural Vibes Organic Farm -- 2.9 mi. (8.5 km) NE 5.3 mi. South-Southeast of Marigot
Mahaut Falls GeoFeature 3.1 mi. (7.4 km) NE 4.6 mi. South-Southeast of Marigot
Soltoun Falls GeoFeature 3.3 mi. (9.5 km) WSW 5.9 mi. East of Mero
Centipede Trail GeoFeature 4.1 mi. (6.1 km) NE 3.8 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Kalinago Cultural Village Museum 4.5 mi. (5.2 km) NE 3.2 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Isulukati Waterfall GeoFeature 4.6 mi. (4.7 km) NNE 2.9 mi. Southeast of Marigot
Spanny's Twin Falls GeoFeature 4.7 mi. (8.1 km) SW 5.0 mi. East of Mero

Location: Dominica


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