Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a gorgeous 2,300 acre park located in Slade Kentucky. Situated between the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and Daniel Boone National Forest. The park has excellent hiking trails, and is a popular place to enjoy fishing, hiking, and kayaking! Natural Bridge State Resort Park is located at 2135 Natural Bridge Rd. in SladeKentucky. For more information, click here.
The park is well known for it’s gorgeous natural bridge, and the relaxing resort found within it. However, this is just the start of everything wonderful you will find at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
HIKING The ten hiking trails range from one-half mile to seven-and-one-half miles. Trail maps are available at the Hemlock Lodge. Due to its Nature Preserve status, dogs are not allowed on hiking trails at this park except for the Whittleton Trail.
FISHING Mill Creek Lake is a small peaceful lake surrounded by beautiful forest and towering sandstone cliffs. Bass, bluegill, black crappie, longear sunfish, green sunfish, rainbow trout, channel catfish and black bullhead are found here. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.
WATERSPORTS The lake is also perfect for paddling canoes and kayaks and a launch ramp is available for fishing boats. Canoes and Kayaks are available for rental Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Peddle Boats are no longer available.
Lodging and Camping Delight in the mountainside beauty of Natural Bridge State Resort Park. The Hemlock Lodge has 35 rooms with private balconies. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. The park also has two campgrounds with both improved and primitive sites and two service buildings with showers and restrooms.
Swimming The pool complex is tucked between the lake and the cliff beneath Hemlock Lodge. The complex includes a spacious stone bathhouse, and a zero-depth (one can enter pool without steps) pool that holds 80,000 gallons of water. The main pool has a “river” theme with directional water jets and floor bubblers. Next to the main pool is a new fenced wading pool with floor bubbles and fountain.
Sky Lift For a more relaxing climb to natural bridge, enjoy a ride on the sky lift. The ascent begins one-half mile from the park entrance and ends within 600 feet of Natural Bridge. Open daily first weekend of April through the last weekend in October.
Other activities enjoyed at Natural Bridge State Resort Park include: Picnicking, mini-golf, and bird watching. There is also a restaurant, tavern, and gift shop.
As you can see Natural Bridge State Resort Park, has a wide variety of activities, and is a popular destination for for guests of all ages! Pictures used in this article, are provided by the Kentucky Parks Service.
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