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No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27
There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is the best place to view the Cumberland Gap?
Q: Do tours still visit the historic "Cudjo's Cave?"
Q: Are electrical hookups available at campsites in the Wilderness Road Campground?
Q: Can the campsites at the Wilderness Road campground be reserved?
Q: Is camping allowed in other areas of the park?
A: Camping is allowed at designated backcountry campsites throughout the park. A backcountry permit is required and can be obtained at the park visitor center for free!
Q: Is lodging available in the park?
A: There are no accomodations in the park. Lodging is available in the nearby towns of Middlesboro, KY; Cumberland Gap, TN; and Tazewell, TN.
Q: Is there horseback riding in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park?
Q: Are dogs allowed on the hiking trails?
Q: What is the best way to see the Hensley Settlement?
Q: Are there bike trails at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park?
Did You Know?
Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.