Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Virginia

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Info



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News

Labor Day Event Celebrates Cumberland Gap...A Legendary Land

A sweet medley of park programs illuminating Cumberland Gap as a legendary land will reach their crescendo during the Labor Day Weekend. During a three day celebration – Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 - a unique mix of activities will open visitors’ eyes to the land, how it shapes the nature it nurtures, how it shapes us, and how we shape the land.

Horse Power

Back Country Horsemen of Tennessee and Kentucky Lend a Hand on Park Trails

Wilderness Road Campground to Remain Open This Winter

The Wilderness Road Campground in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will remain open this winter with loops A and B available for camping. Loop A does not have electricity while Loop B provides 20, 30 and 50 amp hook-ups. Water is centrally located at the dumping station near the campground entrance station.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Photos

Down By the Fence

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Down By the Fence

This was taken at the Visitor's Center at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro, Ky.

Sun on the Cumberlands

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Sun on the Cumberlands

This shot was a bit past the "golden hour" of the morning. I had been taking photos down on lower elevations and decided on a whim to run up to the Pinnacle Overlook in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

The city of Middlesboro, Ky. and Fern Lake are down under that blanket of fog. Kentucky is on the right side of the mountain and Tennessee is in the sunshine on the left. I was standing in Virginia.

Little Yellow Creek

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Little Yellow Creek

This is an area at the foot of Cumberland Mountain on the Kentucky side near the city of Middlesboro. It is in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

KY100_9457 Rugged Hill Late PM

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KY100_9457 Rugged Hill Late PM

Looking down on the rugged hillside, the entrance to the tunnel under the gap, & Middlesboro, KY

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ca. 1981-1982, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, USA --- Fog in the Cumberland Plateau --- Image by © David Muench/CORBIS

KY100_9415 KY TN Border From VA Late PM

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KY100_9415 KY TN Border From VA Late PM

KY100_9463 Fern Lk From Pinnacle Late PM

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KY100_9463 Fern Lk From Pinnacle Late PM

KY100_9437 Harrogate n Beyond

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KY100_9437 Harrogate n Beyond

KY100_9445 Riding the Thermals

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KY100_9445 Riding the Thermals

KY100_9512 Fern Lk Thru the Trees Ft McCook

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KY100_9512 Fern Lk Thru the Trees Ft McCook

KY100_9402 My Immigrant Story

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KY100_9402 My Immigrant Story

My immigrant story thru the Gap into Kentucky.

KY100_9423 LMU Harrogate TN

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KY100_9423 LMU Harrogate TN

KY100_9482 Blue Butterfly

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KY100_9482 Blue Butterfly

KY100_9434 The Compromise Line KY TN Border

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KY100_9434 The Compromise Line KY TN Border

KY100_9460 VA Farm BW

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KY100_9460 VA Farm BW

KY100_9465 Liz n Laura Climbed This Earlier

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KY100_9465 Liz n Laura Climbed This Earlier

KY100_9403 Thus the 1st Western Expantion Begins

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KY100_9403 Thus the 1st Western Expantion Begins

One of my ancestors!

KY100_9494 Ft Lyon Above the Pinnacle

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KY100_9494 Ft Lyon Above the Pinnacle

KY100_9458 Strip Mines Above Middlesboro

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KY100_9458 Strip Mines Above Middlesboro

leaves some scars.

KY100_9419 Fern Lk Late PM Zoom

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KY100_9419 Fern Lk Late PM Zoom