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.
The 160 site Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia.
20, 30 and 50 amp electrical hookups are available at 41 of the paved sites. Hot showers and potable water are located in the comfort stations. Camping rigs up to 50 feet can be accomodated at these sites. Most of the sites require backing in with the exception of one pull through site.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All tent and RV sites are one-half price for Golden Age, Interagency Senior Pass and Interagency Access Pass holders.
Group campsites are available. Cost is $35.00 per night per site.
Reservations for group campsites can be made up to 90 days in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606)248-2817.
Please be aware of bears! Bears are active in the backcountry. All food must be properly stored using approved bear proof containers or elevated to a height of at least 10 feet. Please report any bear activity to a park ranger or by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817. more...
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.