Due to bridge work in the park, please be alert to lane changes and changing traffic patterns. 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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was established in 1940. Today the park encompasses approximately 24,000 acres and contains a wide array of natural and cultural resources.
Management of the park and its resources is carried out by staff with various roles including: Visitor and resource protection, interpretation and education, maintenance, science and resources management, and administration.
Management objectives focus on protection of park resources while providing enjoyment for all park visitors.
Did You Know?
At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.