viewing this video to see a bit of the scenery there!
Congratulations Natural Tunnel State Park for another job well done, the campers look happy and pleased with their outdoor adventures!
The chair lift at Natural Tunnelis unique among Virginia's state parks
About Natural Tunnel State Park:
Natural Tunnel, called theEighth Wonder of the Worldby William Jennings Bryan, has been attracting sightseers to the mountains of southwestern Virginia for more than 100 years. Today it is the focal point of Natural Tunnel State Park, a park which offers visitors not only spectacular sights but also swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking, a visitor center, an amphitheater and interpretive programs.
The creation of Natural Tunnel began more than a million years ago in the early glacial period when groundwater bearing carbonic acid percolated through crevices and slowly dissolved surrounding limestone and dolomite bedrock. Then, what is now Stock Creek was probably diverted underground to continue carving the tunnel slowly over many centuries. The walls of the tunnel show evidence of prehistoric life, and many fossils can be found in the creek bed and on tunnel walls.
Park Size:950 acres. The tunnel is 850 feet long and 100 feet high inside.
Family fun abounds
Drive Time:Northern Virginia, eight hours; Richmond, six hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, eight to nine hours; Roanoke, three and a half hours.Click herefor a Google Map.
See more photos of this beautiful state park on Flickr here.
New cabins and campgrounds at Natural Tunnel State Park are great in any season!
OVERNIGHT FACILITIES:Cabins, and Camping. For information on availability of overnight accommodations, particular park amenities or to make a reservation, you canClick herefor park fees.
Visit a Flickr photosetof cabins at the park. Cabins vary. Dwellings may not match what's shown in the photos.
Natural Tunnel State Park, 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway. Duffield, VA 24244-9361; Phone: (276) 940-2674; email:naturaltunnel. Learn more about park offerings by calling1-800-933-PARKor emailresvs. Be sure to specify the park of interest.