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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Sugar Run Trail Closed to Horses

    The Sugar Run Trail is temporarily closed to horse use due to the number of fallen trees as a result of recent storms. The trail is still open for hikers, but hikers should use caution.

  • Shuttle to Hensley Settlement

    There will be no shuttle or tour to Hensley Settlement on August 10, 2014. Tours on other days will continue to be offered as scheduled. For questions and more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

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    Support the park's "Back the Bears" campaign and help keep our bears wild and safe! 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.


Marbled salamander

Marbled salamander

NPS Photo

Amphibians Known to Occur in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park


Family Ambystomatidae – Mole salamanders

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted salamander)

Ambystoma opacum (Marbled salamander)

Family Salamandridae – True salamanders

Notophthalmus viridescens (Red-spotted newt)

Family Plethodontidae – Lungless salamanders

Aneides aeneus(Green salamander)

Desmognathus fuscus (Northern dusky salamander)

Desmognathus monticola (Seal salamander)

Desmognathus welteri (Black Mountain salamander)

Eurycea bislineata (Northern two-lined salamander)

Eurycea longicauda(Longtail salamander)

Eurycea lucifuga(Cave salamander)

Gyrinophilus porphyriticus (Kentucky spring salamander)

Hemidactylium scutatum (Four-toed salamander)

Plethodon glutinosus (Northern slimy salamander)

Plethodon richmondi (Ravine salamander)

Pseudotriton montanus (Eastern mud salamander)

Pseudotriton ruber (Blue Ridge red salamander)

Frogs and Toads

Family Ranidae – True frogs

Rana catesbeiana (Bull frog)

Rana clamitans(Northern green frog)

Rana palustris (Pickeral frog)

Rana sylvatica (Wood frog)

Family Bufonidae – True toads

Bufo americanus (American toad)

Bufo fowleri (Fowler’s toad)

Family Hylidae – Tree frogs

Hyla versicolor (Gray treefrog)

Pseudacris brachyphona (Mountain chorus frog)

Pseudacris crucifer (Northern spring peeper)

Pseudacris feriarum (Upland chorus frog)

Taxonomic nomenclature from http://www.dgif.state.va.us/wildlife/

Did You Know?

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark, listed Cumberland Gap as #1 in his list of 11 sites that every Kentuckian should visit. (Dr. Clark passed away on July 28th, 2005… just two weeks short of his 102nd birthday!)