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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

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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.

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Rivers and Streams

Shillalah Falls

Shillalah Falls

Photo by Scott Teodorski

Martin's Fork, Shillalah, Devil's Garden, Sugar Run, and Davis Branch are streams found in Kentucky. Lewis Hollow and Station Creek are streams found in Virginia. All these streams begin inside the park.

Other streams are located in the park but do not originate inside the park.

Martin's Fork and Shillalah Creek have supported brook trout in the past. Davis Branch supports a federal threatened species, blackside dace. All streams are bordered by forests, mountain laurel, and/or rhododendron.

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln

At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.