Are you planning a day trip to visit the Creelsboro Rockhouse Natural Arch? Here are more things you need to see and do while in the area.
Things to do near the Rockhouse Natural Arch
Knowing my love of bridges, Mike recently surprised me with a day trip to Creelsboro. Not only did we get to explore the Rockhouse Natural Arch, but we also went on a short 16-minute drive to see the Greasy Creek Bridge too.
Creelsboro natural arch “The Rockhouse”
This natural bridge is located on private land, but is easily accessible. Across the road from the Creelsboro Country Store you will see a sign (pictured above) which directs you to the area.
From the parking area, there is a short trail that ends at a rocky ledge (pictured below). If the water isn’t high, you’ll be able to make your way across to go underneath the arch to the Cumberland River. Thankfully on the day we went it wasn’t high, and although there was water, we were able to jump across to get to the other side.
This is the kind of place you will want to go back to through the changing seasons. Spring was just starting to make an appearance when we were there. I would love to see it though once everything is green and wildflowers are blooming. Fall would be an amazing time to visit too.
Creelsboro Country Store
The Creelsboro Country Store is a great place to stop for lunch. The service is friendly, the food is delicious, and they have a lot of local products that you will want to buy and take home.
We enjoyed potato soup, a country ham sandwich, and pulled pork on a baked potato for lunch. They even had our favorite bottled sodas (Double Cola and Cream Soda) too. If you are still hungry, they have hand-dipped ice cream as well.
We also picked up scone mix and bourbon apple butter to take home with us.
Where to stay near the Rockhouse
A very short drive from the Rockhouse is the Winfrey’s Ferry Boat Ramp. Alongside the end of the boat ramp, you will find the Dreamer’s Cabin overlooking both the boat ramp and Cumberland River. Although we haven’t stayed there yet, we did take down the number to call the next time we are in the area because the location couldn’t have been more perfect and the cabin looked like such a peaceful place to stay in. Alternatively, check out my post about staying at Lake Cumberland.
Greasy Creek bridge
About 15-minutes from the Creelsboro Country Store are more bridges near Jamestown that are worth taking a look at. There are three of them. You might even see waterfalls too. The oldest bridge is on Old Highway 127 (Old US 127 Loop No 1 Rd, Kentucky 42629). Turn off Hwy 127 onto Old Hwy 127 and then turn right just after crossing the bridge to go down to the old bridge. Unfortunately we couldn’t cross the old bridge because someone was camping on the other side, but the bridges are amazing.
From the old bridge we walked up to the bridge we crossed and took the first photo (above) and the shot below as well. You can see waterfalls in the distance.
More things to do at Lake Cumberland
Are you looking for more fun things to do at Lake Cumberland while you are in the area? Take a look at these:
- Boat rentals and waterfalls at Lake Cumberland
- Fishing at Lake Cumberland and cabins you need to stay in.