After changing our 2017 National Park Tour itinerary by staying at Luray KOA instead of our scheduled stop, we had to make an adjustment for our trip home. We were a more north than had originally planned and we debated about changing our route home (and subsequent scheduled stops) opting for a new route. However after much back and forth, we decided to leave a day early and head south for a night and then pick up our original planned route. We were definitely on a KOA kick at that point so we found Natural Bridge KOA and made our way.
Natural Bridge KOA is located right off the highway (a plus for overnight stays). This is more of a standard KOA similar to what we’ve experienced in Corbin KY, and is located just down the road from the Natural Bridge State Park. I was excited to check that out (another opportunity to explore on the road!).
We reserved a premium patio site (site #74). The campground is a little hilly so we had to play a bit to find a somewhat level position for the RV. The nice thing was that the site was very long so there was room to play with. We did have some difficulties with the patio and the dog ramp, but we made it work.
The private patio was a nice addition to have, however there were stink bugs EVERYWHERE. I mean all over. So it was a bit difficult to sit outside (they are nasty little things). There were also several chickens running around. At first we thought they belonged to a fellow camper, but it turned out they belonged to the campground. We saw at least four and at one point they were right outside our patio (luckily the dogs were inside at the time).
Natural Bridge State Park
After setting up camp (and watching the chickens for a bit) I took off down the road to explore Natural Bridge State Park. As I’ve mentioned in the past, I don’t mind that we drive shorter distances getting to our main destinations. It allows me to spend the afternoon exploring what we may have otherwise passed along the way in route to someplace.
The actual natural bridge is a 215 natural arch that spans about 90 feet. The state park is not large (you have to enter through the main building to access it) but there’s enough beauty to explore for an afternoon.
Trip Stay: Overnight
Access: Right off the highway
Hook Ups: 50 amp Full Hook Up
Site: Standard RV Park
Level site: Not the best
Site Type: Pull Through
Online Reservations: Yes (they have an online reservation form)
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