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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.


Fish Known to Occur in

Cumberland GapNational Historical Park

Family Petromyzontidae

Lampetra aepyptera (Least Brook Lamprey)

Family Salmonidae

Salvelinus fotinalis(Brook Trout)

Family Cyprinidae

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)

Family Catostomidae

Catostomus commersonii (White Sucker)

Hypentelium nigricans(Northern Hog Sucker)

Family Atherinopsidae

Labidesthes sicculus (Brook Silverside)

Family Centrarchidae

Ambloplites rupestris (Rock Bass)

Lepomis gulosus(Warmouth)

Lepomis macrochirus(Bluegill)

Lepomis megalotis(Longear Sunfish)

Micropterus punctulatus(Spotted Bass)

Micropterus salmoides(Largemouth Bass)

Family Percidae

Etheostoma caeruleum (Rainbow Darter)

Etheostoma flabellare(Fantail Darter)

Etheostoma kennicotti(Stripetail Darter)

Etheostoma sagitta sagitta(Arrow Darter)

Perca flavescens(Yellow Perch)

Family Cottidae

Cottus carolinae(Banded Sculpin)

Taxonomic nomenclature from http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/

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.