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Dog on Leash

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Where can I visit with my pet?

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a pet friendly park!
But to help everyone enjoy the park, for your saftey, park wildlife, and your pet. Cumberland Gap has the follow regulations:

  • Pets are not permitted in Gap Cave or the Visitor Center.
  • Pets must be leashed (up to 6 feet) at all times.
  • Leashed pets are allowed on all surface trails in the park.

Tips for a great visit with your pet

  • Do not leave pets unattended outside or inside your vehicle.

  • During the summer, high temperatures can affect your pet, ensure your pet has enough water and snacks for a hike in the park.

  • Pet waste must be immediately collected and disposed of in the nearest trash can.

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Service dog

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Service Animals

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), service animals are authorized entrance to all park cave, Visitor Center, and everywhere open to the general public.

What is a service animal?
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, a service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Individually trained miniature horses are allowed. Other animals such as birds, monkeys, and cats cannot be service animals. Service animals must perform work or tasks directly related to the individual's disability.

For more information on service animals, please go to
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Horses in backcountry

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Horses are allowed on designated trails and at the Hensley Camp, White Rocks, and Martin's Fork backcountry campsites.
For more information call (606) 248-2817 or email with horses in subject line.

Last updated: January 17, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965


606 248-2817

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