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Natural Bridge State Park (U.S.)

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The night sky is seen over the entrance to Natural Bridge State Park in Virginia, U.S. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Designated

2021

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578 USA

Contact

Mr. James Jones
Website
Tel.: +1 540-291-1326

Land Area

6.23 km2

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Application
Press Release

About

Virginia’s 37th state park, Natural Bridges was dedicated in 2016. The park preserves 607 hectares of land once owned by U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, including its eponymous feature: a 65-meter limestone arch spanning Cedar Creek. The region’s karst terrain is featured throughout the park, with 11 kilometers of hiking trails that lead to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the James River valley. Seasonal living history programs highlight the park’s rich past, including the significance of the area’s dark night skies.

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