Mission Statement:

The Friends of Natural Bridge State Park will support, promote, and protect Natural Bridge State Park.

About the Park:

Once owned by Thomas Jefferson and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 215-foot tall Natural Bridge is a limestone gorge carved out by Cedar Creek. The newest Virginia State Park is more than just the bridge. Beautiful forests, open, rolling meadows showcase the area’s karst terrain, and   vistas of surrounding mountains and the James River valley display nature’s splendor. Access these via 6 miles of hiking trails, including the accessible Cedar Creek Trail that leads from the bridge to the Monacan Indian Village and Lace Falls with its 30-foot cascade. Living history programs connect you to the past and cover how people once used the area’s resources for survival and inspiration.

The Natural Bridge

The park is more than just the Natural Bridge










Friends Sponsored Activities:

Winter Speaker Series, Kids Fishing Day, Earth Day Programs, Trails Day/Clean the Bay Day, Summer Concert Series, National Public Lands Day, Luminaries Under the Bridge.

Benefits of Volunteering:

Your duties as a state park volunteer are an excellent way to gain work experience and improve job skills.  Volunteer hours also count as job experience when applying for employment with Virginia State Parks or for any Virginia State government position.


Join us in our mission to Promote - Support - Protect the wonder of Natural Bridge State Park. We offer three levels of annual membership.

Contact us at fonbsp@gmail.com or 540.291.1331.

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