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.
The Pioneer Playhouse!
Kids and kids at heart can experience the life of a pioneer at the pioneer playhouse in the visitor center. Don a tri-cornered hat, a chamise, a hunting frock or linsey-woolsey britches and pack your possible bag!
Explore the visitor center museum and learn about the park through hands on exhibits. See actual artifacts and lighted displays. Touch the skins of animals!
Junior Ranger Program
Learn about Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and become a Junior Ranger! Junior Ranger badges are available to all who participate. Inquire at the park visitor center.
Did You Know?
At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.