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 park visitor center is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The visitor center is closed on Christmas Day.
Phone (606) 248-2817
The visitor center houses a museum with hands-on exhibits, book sales outlet, an auditorium featuring two films, and Cumberland Crafts, a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, which showcases handmade crafts from the region.
The Guild features crafts from the nine states representing Appalachia and celebrates these crafts by hosting artisans. Especially on weekends, visitors might be able to chat with a weaver, a potter or a cooper. Or perhaps visitors might be able to see glass rods magically transformed into dazzling, glistening beads.
Also visit Eastern National's bookstore, the park's non-profit cooperating association, offering a variety of publications on the park's rich mosaic of cultural, natural and historical resources.
The park's visitor center complex is accessible, allowing for wheelchair use. Designated parking allows easy access to the building.
Daniel Boone Visitor Information Center
The Daniel Boone Visitor Information Center is located just off Highway 58 near the town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
It is the location of the trailhead for the Wilderness Road. An outdoor pavillion features the sights and sounds of early travelers and pioneers.
Tickets for Gap Cave tours can be purchased at this location prior to departure.
Restroom facilities are on site.
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.