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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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.
Ferns and Fern Allies Known to Occur in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Taxonomic organization and nomenclature as used by the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Plants Database at http://plants.usda.gov/
Division Lycopodiophyta – Lycopods
Family Lycopodiaceae -- Clubmoss family
Huperzia lucidula (Shining clubmoss)
Lycopodium digitatum (Fan clubmoss)
Division Pteridophyta – Ferns
Family Aspleniaceae -- Spleenwort family
Asplenium montanum (Mountain spleenwort)
Asplenium pinnatifidum (Lobed speenwort)
Family Blechnaceae -- Chain Fern family
Woodwardia areolata (Netted chainfern)
Family Dennstaedtiaceae -- Bracken Fern family
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (Eastern hayscented fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (Bracken fern)
Family Dryopteridaceae -- Wood Fern family
Athyrium felix-femina ssp. asplenioides(Asplenium ladyfern)
Cystopteris bulbifera (Bublet bladderfern)
Cystopteris protrusa (Lowland bladderfern)
Deparia acrostichoides(Silver false spleenwort)
Dryopteris goldiana (Goldie's woodfern)
Dryopteris intermedia (Intermediate woodfern)
Dryopteris marginalis (Marginal woodfern)
Diplazium pycnocarpon (Glade fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (Sensitive fern)
Family Lygodiaceae -- Climbing Fern family
Lygodium palmatum (American climbing fern)
Family Ophioglossaceae -- Adder's-tongue family
Ophioglossum pycnostichum (Southern adderstongue)
Family Osmundaceae -- Royal Fern family
Osmunda cinnamomea (Cinnamon fern)
Family Polypodiaceae -- Polypody family
Pleopeltis polypodioides ssp. michauxiana(Resurrection fern)
Polypodium virginianum (Rocky polypody)
Family Pteridaceae -- Maidenhair Fern family
Adiantum pedatum (Northern maidenhair)
Pellaea atropurpurea (Purple cliffbrake)
Family Thelypteridaceae -- Marsh Fern family
Did You Know?
Although Cumberland Gap is designated a national historical park, 14,000 of its 24,000 acres have been proposed, and are managed, as wilderness.