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.
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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.
General Management Plan Available for Public Comment
Contact: Mark Woods, (606) 248-2817
The General Management Plan for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park has been posted and is available for public review and comment. It is a plan that will outline the management of the park and its resources.
According to park superintendent Mark Woods, "The process of putting together this plan began a number of years ago and has involved the input of park visitors, communities surrounding the park, and park partners. We are in the final stages of completing this important document which will provide direction for the park for the next several years."
The final comment period will run until January 4, 2010. The General Management Plan for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is available at:
Did You Know?
Although Cumberland Gap is designated a national historical park, 14,000 of its 24,000 acres have been proposed, and are managed, as wilderness.