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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.

Park Planning

fern lake as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook

Fern Lake as seen from the Pinnacle Overlook

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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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campground wastewater plan 180

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?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.