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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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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.

  • 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.

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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?

President Richard Nixon

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.