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.
Volunteer - Be Part of an Incredible Team!
Photo by Park volunteer Richard Bishop
Since 2006, volunteers at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park have donated over 60,000 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?
At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.