Billy Barquedier National Park

Billy Barquedier National Park is a wondrous hilly terrain, encompassing 1,639 acres of preserved tropical evergreen forest, sitting on Santa Rosa metasedimentary rocks and featuring a spectacular waterfall.

Located between two watersheds, Mullins River watershed (north) and Stann Creek watershed (south), this pristine jungle is also situated near the Manatee Forest Reserve (part of the foothills of the Maya Mountain Massif).  

If you’re traveling down the Hummingbird Highway, stop at Mile 17 at the “Billy Barquedier National Park” sign. 

Once you arrive at the site, be ready for a slight 15-20 minutes hiking trail to the freshwater Barquedier waterfall. After that short hike, take a swim, it’s worth it!