Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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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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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?
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.