Increase in camping rates at the Wilderness Road campground
Effective June 1, 2013, camping rates will increase. Tent sites will increase to $14.00 per night and RV sites with electrical hookup will increase to $20.00 per night. Group camp sites will increase to $35.00 per night.
Special Program offered in place of Hensley tour on June 16
The regularly scheduled Hensley tour will not be offered on June 16 but will be replaced by a special Father's Day program. The road to the Hensley Settlement will be open to visitors and living history demonstrations will be offered. 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.
Civil War Event Cancelled
Invisible Souls: Behind the Veil of the Civil War, a special event showcasing stories of the Civil War October 4, 5, and 6, 2013 has been cancelled. Please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075 for more information.
Fish Known to Occur in
Cumberland GapNational Historical Park
Lampetra aepyptera (Least Brook Lamprey)
Salvelinus fotinalis(Brook Trout)
Campostoma anomalum(Central Stoneroller)
Cyprinella galactura(Whitetail Shiner)
Cyprinus carpio(Common Carp)
Luxilus chrysocephalus(Striped Shiner)
Notropis buccatus(Silverjaw Minnow)
Phoxinus cumberlandensis(Blackside Dace)
Phoxinus erythrogaster(Southern Redbelly Dace)
Pimephales notatus(Bluntnose Minnow)
Rhinichthys atratulus(Blacknose Dace)
Semotilus atromaculatus(Creek Chub)
Catostomus commersonii (White Sucker)
Hypentelium nigricans(Northern Hog Sucker)
Labidesthes sicculus (Brook Silverside)
Ambloplites rupestris (Rock Bass)
Lepomis megalotis(Longear Sunfish)
Micropterus punctulatus(Spotted Bass)
Micropterus salmoides(Largemouth Bass)
Etheostoma caeruleum (Rainbow Darter)
Etheostoma flabellare(Fantail Darter)
Etheostoma kennicotti(Stripetail Darter)
Etheostoma sagitta sagitta(Arrow Darter)
Perca flavescens(Yellow Perch)
Cottus carolinae(Banded Sculpin)
Did You Know?
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...