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Natural Tunnel SP, VA

Post  tenndon on Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:58 am

Have any of you ever stayed here? We drove through last night and really liked what we saw. It is very small, only 34 sites total in two seperate loops. However the sites look very nice. Also, unlike TN you can reserve online. May be a good option for a group outing sometime.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:31 am

I think that Merrykilla has camped there. What were you doing there Don? LOL
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Post  tenndon on Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:37 am

Driving through on our way to Eagle Rock, VA to get a camper shell for my truck.
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Post  chuck on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:16 am

I like being able to make a reservation.. but it is not site specific. You reserve.. then they assign you a site upon your arrival. Not sure why they do it like that.

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Re: Natural Tunnel SP, VA

Post  merrykalia on Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:16 pm

It is NOT site specific, BUT, you can ask for a specific site by calling the campground. If it is available upon your arrival, you will be assigned to that site. We LOVE Natural Tunnel - it's about 25 minutes from the house, so we can come back home and go to church on Sunday mornings, play little league games, then go back to camp, etc. The campground is always quiet in the evenings, but there are usually kids playing during the day and early evenings. The bath houses are nice - the upper campground (old one) has 2 shower stalls and 3 commode stalls with a row of sinks between them. The new bath houses have private shower rooms with plenty of room to move around and also has a laundry in the front of bath house.

My only complaint with Natural Tunnel is that there is NO sewer.

When they built the new campground, they were supposed to have installed sewer, but for some reason, that never came about.

We also toured the new cabins (houses) that are for rent and they are marvelous. Wood floors throughout, 2-6 bedrooms, full kitchens, very, very nice.

It's one of my favorite campgrounds.

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Post  merrykalia on Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:20 pm

Chuck, the reason for that is that they take a look at all reservations and put the largest campers into the large spots and the smaller campers in the small spots. That way, you don't have a 12' popup in a spot that holds a 45' MH and then trying to fit the 45' MH into a spot that will only hold a 20' TT.

It really does make some sense, allowing more campers to camp comfortably in their space.

It doesn't work when you have a group, like us, coming in and trying to camp close together.

I am sure that if we wanted to camp there, we could make arrangements to all be close together. All it would take would be a phone call to the park office and speaking with the ranger and/or the camp host (who actually does the assigning).


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Post  Crawford on Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:02 pm

That's the same thing at Yogi Bear but then again I said before understandable when parks are on small side
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Re: Natural Tunnel SP, VA

Post  chuck on Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:02 pm

it looks nice.. the few pics I have seen. But probably farther than I would drive to camp.

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Re: Natural Tunnel SP, VA

Post  tenndon on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:28 pm

It is not a bad trip for us, less than 2 hours, so we will be camping there sometime pretty soon. Now to just try to fit it into the schedule!
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:40 pm

tenndon wrote:It is not a bad trip for us, less than 2 hours, so we will be camping there sometime pretty soon. Now to just try to fit it into the schedule!
I would say that it is about a 2 1/2 to 3 hr trip for me.
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Post  merrykalia on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:16 pm

No where close to that for you Tim. You are still in White Pine, aren't you? It is exit 54 off of I-81, so 50 miles away, then another 20 miles on Rt 23. Maybe 1 1/2 hours, max for you Tim. We are 25 miles further north and we can be to the White Pine exit in a little over 2 hours, into Pigeon Forge in 2 1/2 hours. That is pulling our camper at about 60 mph on the interstate.

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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jul 24, 2010 11:24 pm

merrykalia wrote:No where close to that for you Tim. You are still in White Pine, aren't you? It is exit 54 off of I-81, so 50 miles away, then another 20 miles on Rt 23. Maybe 1 1/2 hours, max for you Tim. We are 25 miles further north and we can be to the White Pine exit in a little over 2 hours, into Pigeon Forge in 2 1/2 hours. That is pulling our camper at about 60 mph on the interstate.
Yes, but I am going uphill to Natural Tunnel. You are coming down when you go to Pigeon Forge. Plus, got to watch out for those Va. cops. They just love those out of state tags. Shocked
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