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Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. 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 Rockbridge Center where you will find exhibits and a gift shop.

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  • Directions: From I-81, take exit 175 or 180A to U.S. 11 and follow signs to the park. Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three and a half hours; Richmond, two hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, four hours; Roanoke, 30 minutes.
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US-11
  • Miles from I-81: 2
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Tuesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Wednesday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Thursday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Friday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Saturday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Sunday Hours: 8am-dusk
  • Admission Rates: see website
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Dark Sky Night: Stargazing Under a New Moon

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Earth Day Recycling Drive: "Put Plastic in its Place"

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6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Meteor Shower Watch at Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Kids to Parks Day - Disc Golf 101

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Start Summer Off Stargazing

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Clean the Bay Day 2024 - Cedar Creek Cleanup

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Stargazing Under a New Moon

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Independence Day Weekend Stargazing

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Meteor Shower Watch at Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Meteor Shower Watch at Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Stargazing for Labor Day Weekend

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Stargazing and Mountain Moonrise

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: A Fall Full Moon

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Illumination of the Bridge

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Dark Sky Night: Thanksgiving Weekend Stargazing

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Meteor Shower Watch at Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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