Natural Bridge State Park

6477 South Lee Highway, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

  • 6 miles of hiking trails
  • NEW Children’s Discovery Area
  • International Dark Sky Park
  • 215′ limestone gorge
  • Living history programs
  • Recreation
  • Ages 3-12 $6; 13+ $9; $5 per car at trail heads


Natural Bridge State Park features a 215-foot tall limestone gorge once owned by Thomas Jefferson. Carved out by Cedar Creek, it’s , listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But the park is more than just the bridge. You’ll find beautiful forests,  rolling meadows showcasing the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley. There are six miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail. It leads from the bridge to the Monacan Village and the 30 foot Lace Falls. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration.

Start at the visitor center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop. A shuttle from the visitor center to the bridge trail is available for those not wishing to take the stairs. Traveling with kids? Then you’ll want to take in the new Children’s Discovery Area. And as an International Dark Sky Park, Natural Bridge is great for star gazing.

See our website for details on camping, cabins, hiking, fishing, boating, picnicking, festivals, and park programs for the whole family: or call us at 800-933-7275.

Looking for more State Parks on the Kids Trail? Check out Shenandoah River State Park and Sky Meadows State Park.

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