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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.

  • Back the Bears!

    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.

Back the Bears!

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BEARS:  Be Educated and Resposible Stewards

B.E.A.R.S
Be Educated and Responsible Stewards...

Low harvest of food sources (mostly nuts and seeds from last fall) left black bears throughout the region with little to eat going into winter hibernation. As they come out this spring and summer they are roaming further, looking for food. Please keep all trash and food stored properly.

Do your part to spread the word!

 
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Are you a Bear Backer?

Special programs and activities will be offered and will focus on keeping bears safe and wild. Be on the lookout for cool "Back the Bears" stuff coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Did You Know?

Fire Pink, a bright red appalachian wildflower.

Although Cumberland Gap is designated a national historical park, 14,000 of its 24,000 acres have been proposed, and are managed, as wilderness.