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.
Where To Eat
There are no dining facilities in the park. However, resaurants are located in Middlesboro, Kentucky; Cumberland Gap, Tennessee; and Harrogate, Tennessee; and Tazewell, Tennessee. Dining facilities can also be found at Kentucky's Pine Mountain State Park approximately 13 miles to the north.
There are a number of picnic areas in the park. Most have shaded picnic tables, water fountains, and trash containers. Some of the picnic areas also have covered shelters which can accomodate large groups.
These shelters can be reserved up to 90 days in advance by calling (606) 248-2817. A $30.00 reservation fee does apply.
Did You Know?
Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark, listed Cumberland Gap as #1 in his list of 11 sites that every Kentuckian should visit. (Dr. Clark passed away on July 28th, 2005… just two weeks short of his 102nd birthday!)