Here’s How to Have the Best Road Trip to Natural Bridge State Park

Do you need to get away from the stress of everyday life? Consider a road trip to Natural Bridge State Park! This Virginia state park boasts beautiful forests, stunning rock formations, and more. This six-acre state park is a hidden gem in our area. Even better, it’s within driving distance of nearby cities like Lexington and Roanoke, which makes it the perfect destination for a quick weekend getaway.  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our Natural Bridge Vacation Guide. This free resource is filled with local insight on what you can discover during your trip to Natural Bridge,va. 

Plan Your Road Trip to Natural Bridge State Park 

Where Are You Visiting From?  

Natural Bridge State Park is a great option for a road trip. Most of our visitors drive from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. We’re also conveniently located just 35 minutes from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport for visitors who wish to fly. Here are a couple of the most popular road trips to Natural Bridge, VA, State Park!  

Roanoke to Natural Bridge State Park 

Roanoke to Natural Bridge State Park is an easy drive. With just 40 miles in-between, it’s a great drive to make Friday after work. With such natural beauty in your own backyard, you’re sure to keep coming back! 

Lexington to Natural Bridge State Park  

Lexington is just a 20-minute drive from Natural Bridge State Park, so it’s the perfect option for a staycation! The stress of everyday life will fade away with each day you spend in our area.  

Visit Natural Bridge State Park 

Don’t wait to visit Natural Bridge State Park once you arrive in Rockbridge County! Thomas Jefferson owned this Virginia state park many years ago and has since earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Now, the state park is utilized for its miles of hiking trails and spectacular 215-foot high natural bridge. Guests can visit the park from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily. The visitors center is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Here, you have access to trail maps and other helpful resources.  

Stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel 

Natural Bridge Hotel Current Photo

Stay at the Natural Bridge Hotel during your trip to the Shenandoah Valley. Our historic hotel is less across the street from Natural Bridge State Park, which makes it easy to explore every day of your stay. We’re also within driving distance of many other fun things to do in Natural Bridge. The nearest Appalachian Trail access point is just a few miles away, so the outdoor adventure never ends! 

Rest your muscles in one of our comfortable roomsWe offer Main Inn RoomsPremium Second-Floor Balcony RoomsGuest Rooms on Cottage Hill, and Veranda Rooms. All overnight stays include complimentary access to our in-room amenities 

Check our availability to start planning your road trip to Natural Bridge, VA, State Park!