Natural Tunnel State Park has often been referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the Natural World. The park is an almost 900-foot long cave complex, with ceilings reaching up to ten stories in height. This fantastic stretch of underground scenery was initially found by the famous naturalist William Jennings Bryan.
The park has since come to include several hundred surrounding acres, making Natural Tunnel State Park more than just a niche attraction with amenities like private cabins and a public swimming pool. The pool mentioned above is part of the greater Natural Tunnel Pool Complex which includes a 5,400-square foot pool, concession stand, and public bathhouse free to guests.
Visitors are free to enjoy swimming in the public pool unless circumstances force the pool closed for repairs or refurbishment. Canines can stay inside of the park complex provided they're on a leash during their stay. No boating happens here, but limited fishing is allowed along the park's Stock Creek and its tributaries. These waters are usually full of trout and provide mellow fishing throughout the spring and summer months.
No rental equipment exists here, so it's wise to bring your equipment along on your journey. Feel free to keep your dog with you as you check out the waters here, as long as they don't disturb the other guests and stay restrained. If you're a guest looking to hike, Natural Tunnel State Park has seven different walking paths to choose from.
These range from a quarter of a mile to just over two miles long and display the unique geological features that Natural Tunnel State Park contains. There's also a 500-foot boardwalk with an observation deck that's ADA accessible via a free chairlift. Guests are welcome to bring their canines along, provided they pick up any debris the canines might leave on the ground.