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.
Wilderness Road Campground and picnic area to be temporarily closed for repairs
Contact: visitor center, (606) 248-2817
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will have temporary closures to the Wilderness Road Campground and Picnic Area due to required road surface repairs in the next two months.
The National Park’s Wilderness Road Picnic Area located adjacent to the Wilderness Road Campground on Highway 58 will be closed beginning May 19, 2008 and will remain closed until May 31, 2008. The following reservable shelters will be available to serve visitors during this time: Bartlett Park, located behind the park visitor center, Civic Park at Ewing, Virginia, and Sugar Run Picnic Area on Hwy 988. These group picnic shelters are reservable on a first come – first served basis by calling the park visitor center. The park also offers several picnic areas adjacent to the group picnic shelters and along the paved trail running from the visitor center parking lot towards Middlesboro.
The Wilderness Road Campground closure dates are from Monday, June 2 to June 30, 2008. All campsites within this front-country camping area will be closed during this period, including group camp sites and the group picnic shelter known as 0-4. Backcountry sites will not be affected by this closure but the trailheads that are located within the Wilderness Road Picnic Area and Campground will not be accessible during the above closure times. Hikers are encouraged to contact the visitor center with questions regarding alternate routes to backcountry
camping areas. Special campfire and music programs scheduled for the campground amphitheater in June will be relocated to another venue. For more information and updates contact Cumberland Gap National Historical Park at (606) 248-2817.
Did You Know?
Hensley Settlement is located on a plateau nearly 1,000 feet higher than the Pinnacle Overlook! Ranger-guided tours visit this historic log cabin settlement mid-May through the end of October.