8.9 Excellent
     
Duffield, Virginia

Natural Tunnel State Park

Duffield, Virginia



Duffield, Virginia
Phone: (276) 940-2674

Sites: 38
Recent Rate: $35 7/2016

Latitude: 36.7000345291301
Longitude: -82.7357122909546

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Natural Tunnel State Park is a beautiful park with a wonderful campground. The Lover's Leap loop sites are spacious, level and easy to back into. The Natural Tunnel was a fantastic site to see. The $4.00 chair lift was well worth the price to access the gorge and board walk to the tunnel. Be prepared for some short steep hills to get to the campground. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

A trip to Big Stone Gap is worth the 20 mile drive.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is wonderful! The sites on Lovers' Leap loop are huge and very private. Many sites are completely surrounded by trees and natural privacy barriers and they are all ample in length and space. The park includes the Natural Tunnel exploration area which is a MUST-SEE. The chair lifts are convenient and fun, but not required. The walking trails down into the canyon and into the surrounding areas are easy to walk and provide great views. And the pool is massive! 12-Feet deep, diving board area, shallow. slides, childrens' area, and a large area for swimming. The park is gorgeous. The only reason I did not rate it a 10 is because there are no sewer hook-ups. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park, what we expect to find in Virginia. Water and 30a/50a electric. Water pressure about 50 psi. We stayed in Lovers Leap and the sites were spacious and well separated. Hardly any shade over most of the sites. The older section has better shade but hardly any privacy. The trails are top notch and the chair lift down to the tunnel is great. We will return in August and would visit often except for the 7 hour drive. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Lovers Leap 7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Plenty to do in the park. Gas, grocery, and fast food 4 miles away.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very friendly and helpful staff and hosts. The campground is very well kept and the sites were huge and level. You're a hop, skip, and a jump to the access to the park where there are several easy hiking trails. The must do trail is the one to the actual tunnel that the park is named for. If you don't want to do the hike to the tunnel or back, there is a chair lift that will take you down and back up. We plan to do a few others before we leave here. There is a pool that looks very nice but we did not use due to our limited time here. They were having bluegrass music here later today. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park with two campgrounds. Lovers Leap Campground offers 30 and 50 amp service with 17 back-in sites, with long, straight sites. They offer one 65' pull-thru site. All sites are pea gravel and gravel, except for one handicapped site, which is asphalt. Bath house, slop sink area and laundry are wonderful. Cove View Campground is 16 pull thru sites, less than 35', with gravel drive and lots of grass, older bath house but clean. Nice little playground located between campgrounds. Programs about, especially on weekends. Swimming pool is about 1/2 mile away, but is wonderful with 12' depth, 2 diving boards, 2 water slides. Admission is included with camping. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
LL 17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fast food restaurants and grocery store are about 4 miles away.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Located in the hills and hollows of east Tennessee, the CG is on the fairly top of a hill with a very steep paved road coming up from the nice park office in the valley (hollow). An older CG area that is not quite level, with pull-throughs and electricity and water. A newer area has large graveled sites more level. Bathhouses were clean. Dump station by the entry road. The Natural Tunnel is spectacular with a steep taxing zig zagging trail from a nice visitor center leading down; better to use the excellent chair lift. A creek has created a huge natural tunnel at the base of a hollow eroding a tunnel through a mountain. A railroad and the creek both run through the tunnel. There are hiking trails. Now for a complaint. The CG site price was $30. We were drop-ins, but we were charge $5 for a "reservation" anyway, plus tax on the site and the "reservation" So $38. The ladies at the office obviously have already caught a lot of grief about this but this was not in their control. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The new lover's leap area of the campground is among the nicest you will ever see. Just a delight. Huge level sites with plenty of open space, laundry available in the clean rest rooms. The older RV campground has more uneven sites. After you check in, you must go up a very steep hill with a turn up a steeper hill. We disconnect our tow car both going up and coming down. You are camped on top of the Natural Tunnel, which is an amazing sight to see. After the busy summer season, the chairlift to the bottom only runs on weekends. we heard train whistles but they were pretty distant and didn't keep us awake. Ten years ago, there were many more trains, but now, since the coal business has dropped off, there are just a couple of trains a day. A nearby town will even deliver pizza to the campsite, which was fun. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is probably the prettiest Virginia State Park. The people working within the park were very friendly and the landscaping was beautiful. There was a really good wifi signal available at the campstore which had rocking chairs and tables with umbrellas which made it very nice to use. You could also get a wifi signal at the pool and visitor center. Our site was very long and we were in the newer section called Lover's Leap. The water and electric area had a patio type area around it and the sites were huge. Was able to receive some stations over the antenna but after programming television never turned it back on due to all the things available to do in the park. The boys loved the pool with the diving board. The chairlift down to the tunnel was a lot of fun, rode it on 2 different occasions the Saturday night we were there they had the tunnel lit and a 9 year old very talented fiddler playing. Lots of trails to hike and scenery to see. There is also the wilderness road blockhouse there. So much to do and so much to see that we can hardly wait to go back again. You are at a higher elevation here but it wasn't a problem for us and our 30 foot travel trailer. We came in the dark and had no problems we were just a little surprised at the road up to the campground but no problems getting up it. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $120.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful state park. We stayed in a cabin and really did not explore much since our focus was on the Bristol Night Race and visiting family. The cabin was clean, tastefully decorated, and filled with modern amenities. We had wonderful views and saw all sorts of wild life. We did drive through the campgrounds and I would say most of the sites are not big rig friendly and are not level. There is a wicked turn onto the campground/cabin road that might cause a 5th wheel to hit the rails of the truck bed. This is an easy drive to Bristol Motor Speedway and a much cheaper option than staying in a hotel. We would stay here in a cabin again but would not bring our 37 foot 5th wheel. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Campground Cabin.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great camping trip for us! The pool and slide were AWESOME. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and the site was great. Bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Would definitely stay here again and again. The ice machine was not keeping ice frozen well: they were in the midst of fixing it while we were here. We paid for 2 bags of ice, they would give us 4 to make up for the melting. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

NTSP is a fabulous park - 2 campgrounds located adjacent to each other. Cove View is older with 16 sites, 5 rows of 3, then a single. Close, but do have grass and shade. Bathhouse is clean, but old and needs some upgrades - gravel roads. Lover's Leap is new with large pea-graveled sites, limited shade, 50/30 amp w/water. Great new bathhouse with 4 individual shower rooms, great laundry ($1 per load), asphalt road. Great camp hosts and rangers in the park. Pool is about 1 mile from campground - large with water slides and food. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We live less than 25 miles from this park and we LOVE it. They have opened new campsites this spring, so it is now big rig friendly. The bath house is wonderful and clean: there are 4 separate shower rooms, one which is handicap accessible and then the bathrooms, which are on the other side of the building. They have laundry facilities available also. The sites are gravel/pea gravel with fire pit and concrete pad and paved roads. If there was sewer, it would be PERFECT!! We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in the new campground section. The sites in the new section are large enough for big rigs and are spaced out well. The new bathhouse is really nice. The older section has more shade but is not as roomy. The park offers several activities and we really enjoyed the chairlift ride to the lighting of the tunnel with entertainment at the tunnel. Natural Tunnel State Park has done an excellent job on the new campground section and cabins (unlike the VA State park we live next to). Peaceful park, friendly staff. We would have gave it a 10 if it had full hook ups & a bike path. Will definitely camp here again. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

A typical Virginia State Park--well maintained, orderly campground with camp host tending the grounds. The road is very steep, paved access into the campground. A sign at check-in station instructs Motorhomes to drop toad at bottom of hill and drive up separately. There is a chair lift available to access the tunnel for additional charge. Overzealous park employees cleaned grounds around restrooms with leaf blower each night shortly past 8:00 pm--we found that mildly annoying. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice place for small motorhomes, 5th wheels, tents etc. This campground is not big rig friendly. The sites are way too small in size and clearance. Nice family camping area with lots of outdoor things to do. We camped at Natural Tunnel State Park in a Motorhome.

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