Natural Arch Scenic Area

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Location: Natural Arch Scenic Area, Daniel Boone National Forest.
(36.841018, -84.512125)
Open: All year daily 6-22.
Fee: Day USD 5, 3 Day USD 7.
Classification: GeologyNatural Bridge
Light: n/a
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Daniel Boone National Forest, Stearns Ranger District Office, 3320 US 27 North, Whitley City, KY 42653, Tel: +1-606-376-5323.
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The Natural Arch Scenic Area is a parking lot with barbecue area, restrooms, shelters, and a small amphitheater. And it is obviously not what we listed here, actually we list the Natural Arch, which is only a 10-minute walk from the parking lot. Unfortunately, Natural Arch ist not really a name. It's like a car manufacturer naming his company Car Manufacturer. Okay, that's so stupid, it would be easy to keep him apart from the others, because he would be the only one. Unfortunately that's not the case with natural arches, actually hundreds of people all over the U.S.A. had the glorious idea to name their natural arch Natural Arch. At least it's restricted to the U.S.A., not that people elsewhere are less stupid, they just use the term Natural Bridge, for which the same applies.

The Natural Arch is a limestone bridge

The Daniel Boone National Forest is spread across 21 counties of eastern Kentucky, more than 2865 km² of national forest system lands. It is also the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains, with steep forested slopes, limestone and sandstone cliffs, natural bridges, and narrow ravines.