Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

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There are no entrance fees at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. There are fees for camping, guided tours, and other amenities in the park.

tour outside Gap Cave

Gap Cave Tours
Adults: $8.00
Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass: $4.00
Children ages 5 - 12: $4.00

Hensley tour group

Hensley Settlement Tour
Adults: $10.00
Seniors with Interagency Senior Pass: $5.00
Children 12 and under: $5.00

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to one month in advance by calling (606)248-2817.

See Guided Tours section for trip descriptions


Activity Fees

Camping at Wilderness Road Campground

Campsites at Wilderness Road Campground can be reserved up to 6 months in advance, or on the same day if sites are available. All campsites must be reserved and paid for through Recreation.gov. To book a campsite, go to the Wilderness Road Campground, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - Recreation.gov page or call 1-877-444-6777. You can also download the Recreation.gov mobile app and use your smart device to book and pay for your site.

Wilderness Road campground
The developed campgorund has 120 sites, 41 of which have electrical hookup. Heated restrooms with complimentary showers are found throughout the campground.

Type of Campsite Cost per Night Cost per Night with an Interagency
Senior or Access Pass
Non-electric $18.00 $9.00
Electric $24.00 $12.00
Group $39.00 N/A

Last updated: December 12, 2023

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Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965


606 248-2817

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