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.
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?
At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.