Natural Tunnel State Park

1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway
276-940-2674

More than 850 feet long and as tall as a 10-story building, Natural Tunnel was naturally carved through a limestone ridge over thousands of years. William Jennings Bryan called it the "Eighth Wonder of the World." Other scenic features include a wide chasm between steep stone walls surrounded by several pinnacles, or "chimneys." Facilities include two campgrounds, cabins, picnic areas, an amphitheater, a visitor center, a camp store and a gift shop. You'll also find the Wilderness Road historic area, a swimming pool with a 100-foot slide and a chairlift to the tunnel floor. Guests enjoy cave tours and canoe trips on the Clinch River, as well as the Cove Ridge Center, which offers environmental education, conference facilities and overnight dorm accommodations. A camp store and kayak programs are new this year.


Reviews

Gary Peltier

Rating:
Thursday, June 15, 2017

By far, the best state park that I have camped in. The campground has two loops and the Lover's Leap Loop is newer and the sites are more spacious. The bath house was immaculate and clean. Our camping fee included use of the pool and free parking at the amphitheater (we enjoyed the shows on Sunday night). The camp staff was great- very helpful and knowledgeable. The chair lift to go down to the bottom of the gorge was well worth the nominal fee. ($4 per person with children 3 and under free; $1 off per person for groups 8 and more). Trails are all well-marked.

Jake Cobb

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Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Nice people, clean, we came on a weekday and had first pick of which site we wanted to camp at . The camp host went out of her way to get us directions to a hiking trail we wanted to visit. Probably one of the best camping experiences I've had... after our main hike we decided to hike the park trails and was not disappointed had some amazing views definitely would recommend

Abby TOO SHABBY

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This is a place for the whole family to enjoy. They have a section for everyone to enjoy; even if you don't want to swim. It is baby friendly, toddlers, kids, teens and adults of ANY AGE!! Highly recommended! ! Also, it is very safe! Smoker friendly too, outside of pool area.

Sharlene O'Donnell

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Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

Beautiful campground. Nice facilities. Wonderful trails. The natural tunnel was amazing! Expecially when the train came through.

Steven J. Schultz

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

A great place for those moments when you want to reconnect with nature. They have lift chairs that are more than worth the $4 cost to ride. They also have cabins and campsites, as well as a center that they rent for meetings.