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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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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Volunteer - Be Part of an Incredible Team!
Photo by Park volunteer Richard Bishop
In 2013, volunteers at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park donated over 37,000 hours of their time and are a valuable part of our park team!
Volunteers staff visitor information areas, serve as campground hosts, provide interpretation and living history, conduct research, perform maintenance, and patrol park trails.
Park volunteers' skills complement park staff skills and include: communication, carpentry, general maintenance, photography, outdoor skills, teaching ability, global positioning systems (GPS), computer skills, science background, genealogy, or just a desire to work in a positive, fulfilling environment!
Volunteers assist with numerous special programs and activities here at the park including: tours of the historic Hensley Settlement, living history demonstrations, photography workshops, tours of spectacular Gap Cave, and music programs.
If you would like to become part of our incredible team here at Cumberland Gap please fill out a volunteer application and send to:
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
For more information please call (606) 248-2817.
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.