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.
Wilderness Road Campground
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. A dump station is located near the campground entrance.
Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campground is open year around.
All sites are one-half price for Senior Pass and Access Pass holders.
Reservations for group campsites can be made up to three months in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Please be aware of bears! Bears are active in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. All food must be properly stored in a vehicle when not in use and garbage must be properly stored or disposed of in park bear proof containers.
Backcountry trails lead to remote, wilderness areas. Backcountry camping is allowed in designated sites with a permit. Permits are free of charge and must be obtained at the park visitor center.
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...
Reservations for backcountry campsites can be made up to three months in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Photo by John Graves
Martins Fork Cabin
Martins Fork Cabin, located in the backcountry, features a large stone fireplace, three wooden bunk beds, and a picnic table, and can be rented for $10.00 per night.
Reservations for the cabin can be made up to three months in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Your safety in the backcountry is important. Please see the following safety information to assist you in being prepared for your trip. Visit the park visitor center for more specific information including maps, trail conditions, water availability, etc.
For more information call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
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.