Pets are not permitted on the Natural Bridge State Resort Park hiking trails – except for the Henson Arch Trail and Whittleton Trail. Most trails at Natural Bridge are within a dedicated Kentucky State Nature Preserve, and pets are not permitted as a part of the management guidelines. However, all trails are open to pets in the Red River Gorge area.
Lodging & Camping
Make the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with Natural Bridge cabin rentals or delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge, one of 17 state park lodges in Kentucky. The 35 rooms of Hemlock Lodge have private balconies. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. We are now pet friendly. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. Click here to review our pet policy.
You can also check out our Natural Bridge cabin rentals and campsites near the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, one of the top state parks in the Bluegrass State.
Click here to Reserve A Lodge Room/Cabin
Click here for Camping Reservations
The Hoedown Island Bridge, which crosses the Middle Fork of the Red River, has been closed following inspections by the Transportation Cabinet. The bridge provides access to Hoedown Island, a recreational area, and to cottages at the park.
An alternative route through Middle Fork Campground will be used for park traffic. Natural Bridge State Resort Park remains open.
Sandstone Arches Restaurant
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to the great natural sandstone arch that stands like a sentinel over this mountain hideaway. Located in the midst of the Daniel Boone National Forest, near the Red River Gorge Geological Area, the arch spans 78 feet in length and 65 feet in height. Visitors will find this park a kaleidoscope of spectacular natural beauty with each passing season.
November 26th 2018 to March 16th 2019
Monday thru Friday: Continental Breakfast for Lodge and Cottage Guests Only, Closed for Lunch, Dinner 4PM-8PM, Saturday and Sunday: Breakfast 7AM-10AM, Lunch 11AM-3PM, Dinner 4PM-8PM
March 17th 2019 to May 26th 2019
Breakfast 7AM-10AM, Lunch 11AM-3PM, Dinner 4PM-8PM
May 27th 2019 to December 1st 2019
Breakfast 7AM-10AM, Lunch 11AM-3PM, Dinner 4PM-9PM
Lunch and Dinner Menu
Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky.
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