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.
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Support Your Park
You can do your part to support your park!
Become a member of Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. This is a nonprofit group whose mission is to support Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and its programs. Donations can also be made directly to the Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
Visit the Tour Southeast Kentucky website. SEKY is a non-profit organization created in 1987 to promote, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry in southeast Kentucky. It is an important partner to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and other parks in the region.
Join our incredible team of park volunteers!
Volunteers are an integral part of our park team and work in numerous capacities including: campground host, assistance at the visitor center, trail patrol, maintenance, research, assistance with programs and special events.
Donations can be made directly to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
Donations made to the park directly support park programs and facilities including:
Donations can be accepted at the park visitor center or by contacting the park superintendent at (606) 248-2817. Donations can be mailed to:
Did You Know?
Gap Cave has also been called: King Solomon's Cave, Soldier's Cave, and Cudjo's Cave! The cave was originally referred to as "Gap Cave" because of its proximity to the Gap. When early pioneers saw the cave they knew they were about to cross the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky.