Increase in camping rates at the Wilderness Road campground
Effective June 1, 2013, camping rates will increase. Tent sites will increase to $14.00 per night and RV sites with electrical hookup will increase to $20.00 per night. Group camp sites will increase to $35.00 per night.
Special Program offered in place of Hensley tour on June 16
The regularly scheduled Hensley tour will not be offered on June 16 but will be replaced by a special Father's Day program. The road to the Hensley Settlement will be open to visitors and living history demonstrations will be offered. More »
Cave Tour Alert!
White Nose Syndrome is a disease that is killing bats in great numbers and has been found in park caves. While visiting Gap Cave please do not wear or bring anything that has been in other caves. Skylight Cave is currently closed.
Civil War Event Cancelled
Invisible Souls: Behind the Veil of the Civil War, a special event showcasing stories of the Civil War October 4, 5, and 6, 2013 has been cancelled. Please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075 for more information.
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?
Civil War buffs will appreciate the fact that the famous Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer personally supervised the construction of the earthen fortifications at Cumberland Gap.