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.
Plan Your Visit
Operating Hours & Seasons
Park grounds and picnic areas are open daily. The road leading to the Pinnacle Overlook may be closed periodically due to inclement weather, including ice, snow, and lightning.
Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Kentucky should exit on 25E at Corbin. Cumberland Gap is located 50 miles southeast of Corbin on Highway 25E.
Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Tennesseee should exit on Highway 63 at Jacksboro/Lafollette. Proceed east on Highway 63 to Highway 25E then north on Highway 25E approximately 2 miles to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.Visitors traveling on Interstate 81 in Tennessee should exit on Highway 25E at Morristown, Tennessee. The park is located 50 miles northwest on Highway 25E.
The park can also be accessed from Virginia by traveling west on Highway 58 to its intersection with Highway 25E in Tennessee.
When park staff is available, shuttles to the Pinnacle Overlook can be arranged; cost is $5.00 per person.
Almost 85 miles of hiking trails meander through eastern deciduous forest in this 24,000 acre national park. Distances range from a 1/4-mile loop trail to the 21-mile-long Ridge Trail.
Did You Know?
Civil War buffs will appreciate the fact that the famous Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer personally supervised the construction of the earthen fortifications at Cumberland Gap.