Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27
There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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.
Back the Bears!
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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?
Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.