Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Camping at Natural Tunnel State Park

Oh to be back at the park...snacking of s'mores!  There is just so much to do at the park that my one post yesterday wouldn't do it justice.  In fact any posts don't do it's a place you just have to visit to get the full impact.  But alas I'll try to share some more of what we saw/did. 

Did I mention the park had a swimming pool?  Oh yes a great swimming pool with slides, a concession area and a huge bath house. 

And did I mention that to get down to the base of the tunnel you can walk a trail....or you can take the lift?
For $2 you can go one way...and for $3 you can go round trip.

If you don't have a camper and aren't into tent camping the park has cabins.  We didn't stay in the cabins here but did stay in cabins at James River State Park and at Smith Mountain Lake.  They are wonderful!  All the amenities of home except T.V. and telephone. 

The view from the cabins heading back to the camping sites

The park has a replica of a Block House.  This type of house was used by settlers as they travelled into the wilderness during a period when Indian attacks were common.  It was a neat place to visit and not even a mile from the camp site.

The park has creeks for canoeing, an amphitheater, picnic shelters, playgrounds, hiking trails and plenty of other stuff to keep you busy.  But in case none of that stuff sounds fun then you can create your own fun :)

It was a great time had by all...even the skunks that visited us NIGHTLY seemed to be smiling!  Haha.  Don't worry.  No one got sprayed.  Them being there just added to the adventure.  At least that is what I'm going to keep telling myself.  Hope the week is going smoothly for you.  Happy trails!

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