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.
WANTED -JUNIOR RANGERS AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISORICAL PARK
Contact: Jenny Litzelman, (606) 248-2817, ext. 1075
WANTED! JUNIOR RANGERS AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Kids! Do you have what it takes to be a Junior Ranger? Do you want to explore, learn about, and protect your national parks? Then join Junior Ranger Ambassador Jenny Litzelman at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park visitor center on Wednesday, July 25th or Friday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Through fun-filled activities, you’ll learn about the park’s incredible resources. And at the end of the morning, take the Junior Ranger oath and stand proud as a Junior Ranger badge is pinned upon you.
Junior Ranger Ambassador Litzelman enthusiastically extends an invitation for seven to fourteen year olds to participate in the free program. “Learn to imitate the call of an elk. Place your hand on top of a black bear paw print. Catch a glimpse of a longhunter and touch the animal pelts which he is carrying.”
Superintendent Mark Woods applauds the Junior Ranger Program “as a truly nationwide program which has been recognized by Mr. Laura Bush for giving children the opportunity to make connections to the nation’s rich heritage.” Woods also extends thanks to the National Park Foundation which provided financial support for the workbook being designed by Ms. Litzelman.
For information on the Junior Ranger Program or any park activities, please call 606-248-2817, extension 1075.
Did You Know?
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.