Monday, June 15, 2009

Rock House Bottom Kentucky

This is the natural arch located below the Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky.

Another stone erected at the sight of the natural arch. These people really believe in preserving the natural beauty of the sight.

Creelsboro Natural Bridge (more commonly referred to as Rock House or Rockhouse or Rockhouse Bottom) is a natural bridge in Western Russell County, Kentucky, USA (36°53'5.97"N 85°14'11.13"W). It is located near the town of Creelsboro, approximately seven miles from the Wolf Creek Dam and Lake Cumberland. Rockhouse is classified as a meander natural bridge because Jim Creek flows through it before merging into the Cumberland River. With a span of 104 feet, it is the seventh largest natural bridge in the USA.

Rockhouse strata is over 440 million years old (Upper Ordovician Period, Cumberland Formation, Silty Dolomite). Unlike most natural bridges it is made of dolostone rather than sandstone. First discovered in 1770 by a group of hunters, Rockhouse is a popular site for camping. It was designated a national landmark by the U.S. National Park Service in 1987.


  1. Is camping permitted at rock house natural bridge?

  2. My 3rd Great Grandfather William D. Parrish 1782-1865 was a landowner in
    Rockhouse Bottom, not far from this natural bridge. I look forward to
    visiting the area in the near future.
    -Walter Parrish