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.
The Wilderness Road campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting.
20, 30 and 50 amp electrical hookups are available at 41 of the sites. Hot showers and potable water are located in the comfort stations.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All tent and RV sites are one-half price for Senior Pass and Access Pass holders.
Group Camp sites are available. Cost is $30.00 per night per site, cost for group camp site will be $35.00 per night beginning June 1, 2013.
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?
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.