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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27

    There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

  • 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.

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Where To Eat

Picnic area

Picnic area

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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?

President Richard Nixon

Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.