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.
08/04/2012Location: Wilderness Road Campground amphitheater | Map Time: 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free! Contact Name: visitor center Contact Phone Number: (606) 248-2817
Local songwriters Ken Wilson and Larry Goodwin perform some amazing original acoustic music that is truly Americana! The duo's repertoire includes songs about taking a back road home, a miner's request to "bury me far from the coal mine with a tombstone of #9 coal," a talking flag at the General Store, a cowboy's last trail, a redheaded darlin' from Harlan, and the soldier who "came back in 004, to no home, no family and no parade."