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.
Shuttle to Hensley Settlement
There will be no shuttle or tour to Hensley Settlement on August 10, 2014. Tours on other days will continue to be offered as scheduled. For questions and more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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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.
04/18/2014Location: Meet at the Thomas Walker parking area | Map Time: 8:00 PM Fee Information: Free! Contact Name: visitor center Contact Phone Number: (606) 248-2817, extension 1075
The herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring lending its name to this full moon. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, for this was is the season during which shad swim upstream to spawn. During this 1.2 mile hike, perhaps we’ll see the herb moss pink shining in the brilliance of the moon.