Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Lexington, Virginia 24450

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Cumberland Gap National Historical Park comprises parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. It is located at the gap of Cumberland Mountain, which creates a V-shaped path through the mountain. The Cumberland Gap’s history and scenic wonder draw thousands of visitors each year. The gap stretches 26 miles, and the park comprises 24,000 acres, with about 14,000 acres set aside as wilderness. The campground here is well equipped for RV campers and also has many primitive campsites for backpackers and hikers.

This park is in bear country, so be aware that a bear could show up at your campsite. Read the displayed park advisories, and obey the rules when storing food and other items, such as toothpaste, that bears might consider food. Kids and kids at heart can experience the life of a pioneer at the visitor center’s pioneer playhouse. If you want to walk in the footsteps of early pioneers and Native Americans, you’re in the right place."

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Trail Information

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Hiking, Camping
Additional Use
Reservations for group campsites can be made up to three months in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Kentucky Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 87 G9
Local Maps
Fees per Night
Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and light poles at primitive sites; hot showers, potable water, dump station, and 20, 30, and 50 amp electrical hookups at standard electric sites.

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