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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

    Help protect your national park! Report any crimes or suspicious activity including damage or theft of park resources. More »

  • 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!

    Support the park's "Back the Bears" campaign and help keep our bears wild and safe! More »

Campgrounds

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Tent site at Wilderness Road Campground

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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.

Camping fees:
$14.00 per night per site for tent sites with no electricity,

$20.00 per night per site for electrical hookup.

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.

FIREWOOD ALERT!
Please purchase or gather firewood locally to avoid bringing in the exotic Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Long Horned Beetle. These exotic insects can be easily spread by bringing in infested firewood from outside the area.
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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?

Hikers on the Sugar Run trail.

Cumberland Gap is an incredible destination for hikers and backpackers... over 85 miles of trails and numerous backcountry camping areas.