National Historic Park

Cumberland Gap Dog Policy

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Cumberland Gap was the first great gateway to the west, and encompasses many scenic areas and an extensive network of trails. Cumberland Gap National Historic Park offers opportunities for hiking & backpacking, scenic viewing, wildlife watching, geographic viewing, photography, and more. There are also many historic sites in the park including Civil War fortifications, old cabins, and settlements.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is dog friendly, and dogs are allowed throughout the park while on a leash. Note that there are bears in the park, so please exercise caution with your dog.


Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no longer than 6'. There's an extensive trail system in the park, and a lot of great places to hike.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at campgrounds while on a leash. Cumberland Gap National Historic Park has a couple camping options -- one is the Wilderness Road Campground, which you can drive to and includes electrical options, and is first-come, first-served. The others are backcountry camping options. The National Park Service site has some more information on camping options.

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