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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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Photos of Yesteryear
US Highway 25E was an integral part of the historic Dixie Highway and became a major north-south thoroughfare.
Early postcards and photos bear witness to the concentration of visitors staying in "motels" and exploring the newly created park.
Did You Know?
Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.