Firewood Regulations: only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) or a state agency may be brought into the park. Campers may also collect dead and down wood found in the immediate vicinity of campgrounds and picnic areas.
Wilderness Road Campground
All sites must be reserved and paid for through the Recreation.gov Wilderness Road Campground page or by calling 1-877-444-6777. You can also download Recreation.gov mobile app to book and pay for your site.
Location & Site Details
The Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting.
Group camp sites are available. Cost is $39.00 per night per site.
Please be aware of bears! Bears are active in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. All food must be properly stored in a vehicle when not in use and garbage must be properly stored or disposed of in park bear proof containers. Learn more about wildlife in Cumberland Gap
Please be aware of bears! Bears are active in the backcountry. All food must be properly stored using approved bear proof containers or elevated to a height of at least 10 feet. Please report any bear activity to a park ranger or by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817. more...
Reservations for backcountry campsites can be made up to three months in advance by calling the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Your safety in the backcountry is important. Please see the following safety information to assist you in being prepared for your trip. Visit the park visitor center for more specific information including maps, trail conditions, water availability, etc.
For more information call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817.
Last updated: November 9, 2023