Natural Tunnel State Park, Duffield VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 36° 42.102 W 082° 44.895
17S E 343835 N 4063205
Quick Description: Natural Tunnel is located 5 miles south of Duffield. The tunnel passes through Purchase Ridge.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 8:35:18 AM
Waymark Code: WM6E61
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member OpinioNate
Views: 12

Long Description:
The creation of Natural Tunnel began more than a million years ago in the early glacial period when groundwater bearing carbonic acid percolated through crevices and slowly dissolved surrounding limestone and dolomite bedrock. Then, what is now Stock Creek was probably diverted underground to continue carving the tunnel slowly over many centuries. The walls of the tunnel show evidence of prehistoric life, and many fossils can be found in the creek bed and on tunnel walls.
Name of Park, Protected Area, or Cultural Location: Natural Tunnel State Park

Name of System or Passport Program: Parks and Trails Passport

Passport Available: Yes, for purchase

Park Website: [Web Link]

Address of Station:
Natural Tunnel State Park
1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway
Duffield, Va USA

Parking or Entrance Fee: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
No special instructions, but a picture of yourself or of something unique to that place would be a nice touch.
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