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Cumberland Gap TIP LINE

Report a crime or suspicious activity including damage or theft of park resources. Leave as much detail as you can-who, what, where, when. Leave your name and number, or you can remain anonymous.

This is an unstaffed voicemail line to report any type of criminal activity: (606) 246-1089. Please note, the Tip Line is checked frequently by park rangers. For emergencies please dial 9-1-1. For other non-emergencies call the park at (606) 248-2817.


The laws enforced in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park are contained in two documents.

Federal regulations covering all National Park Service lands are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter 1, also known as 36 CFR.

In addition, regulations pertaining specifically to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park are contained in the park's Compendium of Regulations.

For more information about park regulations please call the Chief Ranger at
(606) 248-2817, extension 1054.


Firearms in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Note: In accordance with recently enacted federal law there are some changes in firearms regulations in National Park Service areas.

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in the park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering the park. As a starting point, please visit the following website and select the state that you are interested in.

For state reciprocity agreements:


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Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in the park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information please call the Chief Ranger at (606) 248-2817, extension 1054.

Last updated: May 4, 2017

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91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965


(606) 248-2817

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