• fog flows through Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • 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.

  • Shuttle to Hensley Settlement

    There will be no shuttle or tour to Hensley Settlement on August 10, 2014. Tours on other days will continue to be offered as scheduled. For questions and more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

  • 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.

Park Planning

fern lake as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook

Fern Lake as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook

NPS Photo

Land surrounding Fern Lake has recently been acquired as part of the Fern Lake Conservation and Recreation Act. This new acquisition will protect the Fern Lake watershed and maintain the viewshed as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook.

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Wilderness Road Campground Wastewater System Component and Repair Campground Road - Environemental Assessment

Work on this project was completed in the spring of 2012.

For more information please call (606) 248-2817.


Did You Know?

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark, listed Cumberland Gap as #1 in his list of 11 sites that every Kentuckian should visit. (Dr. Clark passed away on July 28th, 2005… just two weeks short of his 102nd birthday!)