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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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    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.

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Marbled salamander

Marbled salamander

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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?

Wheelchair Accessible Symbol

Designated sites at the park’s Wilderness Road Campground are fully accessible. These sites feature hardened surfaces, increased fire grate height and wheelchair-friendly picnic tables. Many of the park's other facilities are fully accessible as well! More...