Increase in camping rates at the Wilderness Road campground
Effective June 1, 2013, camping rates will increase. Tent sites will increase to $14.00 per night and RV sites with electrical hookup will increase to $20.00 per night. Group camp sites will increase to $35.00 per night.
Special Program offered in place of Hensley tour on June 16
The regularly scheduled Hensley tour will not be offered on June 16 but will be replaced by a special Father's Day program. The road to the Hensley Settlement will be open to visitors and living history demonstrations will be offered. 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.
Civil War Event Cancelled
Invisible Souls: Behind the Veil of the Civil War, a special event showcasing stories of the Civil War October 4, 5, and 6, 2013 has been cancelled. Please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075 for more information.
Pests in our Park!
Among the biggest threats to our park are the pests that do not belong here!
Exotic or alien species have been introduced from other parts of the world. With no natural controls these "pest" species can invade our forests, kill native plants and animals, and destroy valuable natural habitat.
On the front lines of the battle to protect and preserve our park are the park scientists who are tasked with finding these potential pests and checking to ensure that park resources are healthy.
Scientists routinely inspect and monitor the park looking for alien species of plants and animals. They also take any necessary and appropriate action to combat these alien invaders!
BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
While in the park please observe all regulations pertaining to camping and hiking. Please do not bring any wood that is not from the local area. Please do not disturb any insect traps.
If you have any questions please call (606) 248-2817.
Did You Know?
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!)