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Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015
Max reservation window: Sun Jul 03 2016
86 site(s) found


Natural Bridge is a 2,200 acre forested park and nature preserve with 22 miles of trails, a 60 acre lake, two campgrounds, lodging, and dining facilities. It is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest and adjacent to the Red River Gorge National Geologic Area.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Art & Museum
  • Artifact/Petroglyph View
  • Bathhouse
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Cabins
  • Cable/Satellite Service
  • Camping improved site
  • Camping backcountry
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoe Rental
  • Catering
  • Check in Booth
  • Cottages
  • Dining
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station camper
  • Emergency Services
  • Exploring the Arches Guid Hikes
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing River
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • Group/Community facility
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Structure/Feature
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Lodging group facilities
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Musical Performances
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake (Fishing Only)
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt course
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentals, Boat Pedal
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • River/Stream
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Square Dancing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Telephone
  • Trails Hiking Moderate
  • Trails Hiking/Walking easy
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lane
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • area attraction
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • ATM (available in Lodge Lobby)
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery store
  • Outfitter
  • Scenic driving routes
Within 10 Miles
  • Churches
  • Hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ball field
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Canoeing
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, vehicle
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Propane
  • Shopping
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information
The park now has WIFI connection capability. The access code can be purchased at the Campground Booth. Variable rates apply starting at $2.99 for a 1 day pass.

Maximum of two tents per site, no exceptions. Absolutely no off-trail activity permitted, even in campground area. No gasoline engines on Mill Creek Lake. Speed limit of 10 mph in campgrounds, 55 mph on Hwy 11, and 23 mph in the rest of the park.

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds. http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.77417, -83.67722
    37°46'27"N, 83°40'38"W

    'The park is 52 miles southeast of Lexington. From Lexington travel I-64 east to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. Follow the parkway to exit 33, turn south on KY 11. Park is about 2 miles from parkway.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    2135 Natural Bridge Rd
    Slade  KY  40376

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)663-2214