Natural Bridge Campground

Slade, Kentucky

Stocked catch-and-release fishing pond

About Natural Bridge Campground

Natural Bridge Campground is a small peaceful campground with sites ranging from primitive to 30amp/50amp and water hook-up. Each primitive site has a fire ring while each electric site also has its own picnic table. In addition, a large grassy field provides ample overflow camping for tent and car campers, with a large shelter and electricity. Many sites
are shaded and located next to the Bolin Branch of the Red River. There is a bathhouse with flush toilets and shower house for hot showers. The campground also features a catch and release fishing pond, free wireless internet access and a dump station.

Firewood, ice and snacks are available at the shelter. Well-behaved children and dogs are always welcome. The campground is centrally located to Natural Bridge, the Clifty Wilderness Area and the Red River Gorge. It is located one mile from Natural Bridge State Resort and 3-1/2 miles from the entrance to the Red River Gorge. The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is located next door.

The campground has 35 sites and plenty of open space for primitive camping. It’s centrally located for hiking, rock-climbing, zip-lining, canoeing, fishing, mud-bogging and much more!

The campground is the perfect home-base for all your adventures! Spend the day exploring and come back and sit around the campfire, fish at the stocked pond, play a game of basketball, volleyball, horseshoes or watch a movie!

It’s a great place to relax and get away!

Natural Bridge Campground is open seasonally from early April to late October/early November.

Campground Features

•Easily accessible from Bert T Combs Parkway
•Conveniently located between Natural Bridge State Resort and Red River Gorge
•Nada Tunnel
•Two-miles from Natural Bridge Sky Lift & Gift Shop
•Dining near by
•Cabins
•Catch-and-Release fishing pond
•Dump Station
•Picnic Tables
•Fire Rings
•Fishing
•Horseshoes
•Basketball
•Bath house and shower house
•Shelter (can be rented)
•Sightseeing

Pictures

Stocked catch-and-release fishing pond

Stocked catch-and-release fishing pond

30 & 50 AMP sites

30 & 50 AMP sites

Electric only sites

Electric only sites

Primitive sites

Primitive sites

Prices

 

Primitive

No hook-ups

Electric Site

110v Electric (one outlet)

30 AMP & Water

30AMP electricity and water hook-up

50 AMP & Water

50AMP electricity and water hook-up


Natural Bridge Campground Features

•Easily accessible from Bert T Combs Parkway
•Conveniently located between Natural Bridge State Resort and Red River Gorge
•Nada Tunnel
•Two-miles from Natural Bridge Sky Lift & Gift Shop
•Dining near by
•Cabins
•Catch-and-Release fishing pond
•Dump Station
•Picnic Tables
•Fire Rings
•Fishing
•Horseshoes
•Basketball
•Bath house and shower house
•Shelter (can be rented)
•Sightseeing


Natural Bridge Campground Attractions

The Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge area offer many, many activities ranging from dining, hiking, zip-lining, camping, rock climbing, mud-bogging, fishing, boating, backpacking, picnicking, wildlife viewing, golfing, hunting, shopping and so much more!

Below are some of our favorite links to area activities. Most are within a couple miles of Natural Bridge Campground. Please visit those that interest you!

Natural Bridge Cabin Company - over 40 cabins in the Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge area.

Kentucky Reptile Zoo - As seen on Animal Planet and National Geographic! Located next door to Natural Bridge Campground.

Nada Tunnel - Enter the Red River Gorge through this early 1900's one lane tunnel. The tunnel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Red River Gorge National Scenic Byway - The Red River Gorge Scenic Byway is a journey through magnificent geological features, scenic vistas and diverse flora and fauna.

Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve - Considered to be the place where Daniel Boone first stood and looked out over the Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Pilot Knob is one of the tallest knobs in the Cumberland Plateau at 730 feet.

Wild Things of Kentucky - A new fun and up-close educational live attraction to the Natural bridge and Red River Gorge resort area. Get "eye to eye" with some of Kentucky's most interesting critters!

Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure - A unique and special place for beginners and advanced climbers. Guided rock climbing & repelling, clinics and night climbing.

The Skylift Gift Shop - Since 1967, the Skylift has provided visitors the opportunity to experience some of natures most awe-inspiring handiwork. Only 600 feet to Natural Bridge from top of the Skylift. Open April thru October. .

Kentucky Farms are Fun - Enjoy great family experiences by visiting scenic farms and agri-tourism sites throughout Kentucky.

Red River Gorge Zipline - Home of Kentucky's highest and most exhilarating zipline tour! All-new Off road safari adventure tours.

Mountain View Drive-in Theatre - Showing the latest movie releases April through August.

Ride The Trails - Bike ride through Kentucky's Mountain Parkway Trails Corridor.

Hatcher's Creek Ranch - Guided Horseback Riding Tours daily through 400+ acres of wooded hillside.

Mountain Parkway Off-Road - ATV/Dirt-bike riding and racing park with a trail network extending over 40 miles through every possible terrain.

Red River Gorge Geological Area - A "National Natural Landmark", the gorge is a 29,000 acre wonderland featuring over 100 natural sandstone arches.

Gladie Cultural and Environmental Learning Center - Interesting and informative exhibits designed to interpret the cultural heritage and unique resources of the Red River Gorge.


Terms & Conditions

We at Natural Bridge Campground want to make everyone's camping experience the best it can be. In order to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and fellow-campers are respectful of their neighbors, we have certain guidelines in place we strictly enforce.

All campers must register at shelter before setting up site. A car pass is required.
All guests must register at shelter before proceeding to site. A car pass is required.
Two registered cars per campsite. Guests will be required to park in visitor lot.

Payment due at time of reservation.

We are a pet-friendly campground. However, all pets must be leashed at all times when outside (no running loose no matter the size of the dog). Dogs cannot be left unattended at the campsite unless they are secured in an air-conditioned RV. Please pick up after your pet and be courteous of other campers by controlling excessive barking.

A single campsite can consist of 2 tents, 2 registered cars and 4 people. Additional charges beyond this are listed below. •Additional tent -- cost of additional site
•Additional car -- $3.00 and must be parked in designated area (this charge is enforced 24
hours a day - ONLY 2 cars allowed per site)
•Additional person -- $5.00 and must register at shelter before proceeding to campsite (this charge is enforced for anyone at site after 10:00 pm)
•There is a $1.00 fee for all guests that choose to fish in the pond (those not registered as a camper)

Cancellation Policy:
Holiday Weekend (minimal stay may be required)
100% Refund - if canceled with 14 or more days of arrival
75% Refund - if canceled within 6-13 days of arrival
0% Refund - if canceled within 5 days of arrival

Non-Holiday Weekend (no minimum stay required)
100% refund - if canceled with 6 or more days notice of arrival
0% refund - if canceled within 5 days of arrival


Natural Bridge Campground Rules
1. Speed limit strictly enforced at 5-1/2 miles per hour. This is for everyone's safety.
2. Do not move picnic tables or fire rings without prior permission from Campground Host. One fire ring per site and one picnic table per site with electricity.
3. Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 7:00am. Violating this rule can result in being asked to leave the park immediately with no refund. Law enforcement may be called in to escort violators from the park. This means no loud talking, laughing, music, motors, etc. between these hours.
4. Pet policy must be followed at all times. You are responsible for your pet -- cleaning up after them, keeping them leashed at all times and keeping them from barking excessively. DO NOT leave your pet unattended in a hot tent, car, RV, etc. Authorities will be called immediately if this is reported or noticed by Host.
5. All guests (including family members) are required to check in with Campground Host and leave campground by 10:00pm. Unregistered cars must be parked in designated area. Any guest staying after 10:00pm (and makes more than 4 people at the site) will be asked to pay appropriate fee. Credit card on file may be charged automatically.
6. Check-out time is 1:00pm. Check-in time is 3:00pm. Please see host for extensions.
7. DO NOT BURN TRASH, ALUMINUM CANS OR BOTTLES in the fire ring. Bag all trash and bring to dumpster or recycle bin. Violation of this policy will result in an additional charge to credit card on file (even after you leave the park). Please pick up site before departing.
8. Please feel free to fish in our pond...it is however, CATCH and RELEASE. Anyone caught taking fish or killing fish will be asked to leave.
9. WI-FI may be available from Memorial Day until Labor Day. Please check bulletin board or with Campground Host for password. It is FREE for our guests.
10. Please leave bathroom and shower room as you found them. Everyone is expected to pick up after themselves, use the trash cans, etc. NO SMOKING and NO PETS are allowed in either building. Violators will be asked to leave the park.
11. Campground Host hours are usually 9:00am-9:00pm Friday through Monday. Hosts are located in the RV next to the shelter. Please respect the "OFF DUTY" sign when posted. Host is available to sell firewood, ice, snacks and answer any questions you may have about the park.

Pet Policy
Natural Bridge Cabins Campground is pet-friendly. We allow up to 3 pets per site. However, there are rules that need to be followed for all pet owners. We strictly enforce these rules.
1. All pets must be on a leash when outdoors. NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. Pets must be picked up after -- do not leave pet doo-doo on the ground. Must be picked up at the time of the pet relieving themselves.
3. Pets are not allowed in bath or shower house and are not to be tied to the steps outside of either buildings.
4. Pets are not to be left un-attended outside at any time and are not to be left un-attended in a hot tent, car or RV. violation of this rule will result in the authorities being called immediately.
5. Excessive barking will not be tolerated.
It is up to you to control your pet and allow all campers to enjoy their stay. Any violation of this policy can result in you being asked to leave the park forfeiting any remaining balance.