Natural Tunnel State Park

1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway

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.


Joey Bane

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

Cabin #12 is first class. Nicest cabin I've spent the night in thus far. Very clean, nice layout, well designed and great location. The main attraction is beyond words. The trails are well maintained and layed out. I'd love to spend more time here and plan to come back again. Winter is a great time to visit!!

Kenny Hofstetter

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017

This place is gorgeous. The views are awesome. Me and my husband went up here for the lighting of the tunnel it was gorgeous. The limestone walls were astounding. We rode the chairlift down to the tunnel and back up it was cool. Never been on a lift before the but workers were very nice to me. Definitely stop by here if you are close by.

Leda Lotspeich-Cole

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017

The cabins are amazing. The actual park is small especially when the pool is closed and they aren't doing events. I would have loved to see the caves but they are only open a few times a year. One great thing is that the park is very dark. We were able to see lots of stars and even the center of the galaxy. Overall it's a beautiful location for paid back walks and enjoying the quiet.

Carl Massart

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

Awesome park! We stayed two nights at Lovers Leap. Nice spots. Mostly level with 2A gravel. Nice bath house. Water saving tiny shower heads. Well marked trails. We hiked from the campground down to the tunnel and got rewarded with a train! With our antenna we received over 10 channels when aimed south.

Toma Moore

Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Christmas at the Tunnel was amazing. Beautiful and so many activities for the children. We will definitely make this a family tradition. So impressed.