Duffield, Virginia: Natural Tunnel State Park

A formidable natural hole, with a roof ten stories high, in an otherwise relaxing forested park.

Natural Tunnel State Park

1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA
Natural Tunnel State Park. 20 miles north of Kingsport. From I-81, take U.S. 23 north to Gate City. The turn-off to the park is at mile marker 17.4. Take Natural Tunnel Parkway/State Rt. 871 about one mile east to entrance.
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Round-trip chairlift to the tunnel: $3
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Railroad tunnel.

Natural Tunnel State Park

The railroad is still operational. I was fortunate to see a train pass through the natural tunnel at my visit.

[Chris Collins, 09/25/2013]

Natural tunnel.

Natural Tunnel State Park

Natural Tunnel, was called the Eighth Wonder of the World by William Jennings Bryan, and today is the focal point of Natural Tunnel State Park. The million year old tunnel was created as groundwater ate through limestone and dolomite via crevices, and later as a creek diverted underground and carved the large passage.

[Nathan E. Jessee, 11/23/2009]

You can't walk through the tunnel -- trains run through it -- but the Park has an overlook where you can admire this formidable water-eaten hole. Sept. 2013: Photo added.

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