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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

    Help protect your national park! Report any crimes or suspicious activity including damage or theft of park resources. More »

  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

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

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?

Gap Cave

Gap Cave has also been called: King Solomon's Cave, Soldier's Cave, and Cudjo's Cave! The cave was originally referred to as "Gap Cave" because of its proximity to the Gap. When early pioneers saw the cave they knew they were about to cross the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky.