Due to bridge work in the park, please be alert to lane changes and changing traffic patterns. 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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.
Wild Mountain Scenery
Scenic vistas, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests excite the senses and provide the opportunity to experience the Southern Appalachians up close.Read More
Life in the Southern Mountains
Hand hewn cabins and pastoral landscapes are showcased at the historic Hensley Settlement, located high atop Brush Mountain.Read More
Beneath the mountains lie miles and miles of subterranean passages. These caves are dark, wet worlds with geologic formations and strange animals.Read More
Did You Know?
Cumberland Gap is an incredible destination for hikers and backpackers... over 85 miles of trails and numerous backcountry camping areas.