Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground

Ewing, Virginia


854 National Park Road
Ewing, Virginia 24248
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 190
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.606261032622
Longitude: -83.634088039398
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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34 Reviews

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The park has sites with electricity on loops B and C. The sites are paved and are completely tree covered. No water and no sewer on any of the sites. The ranger station is unmanned. The first thing you do as the signs direct you is to fill your water tank at the dump station which is a strange request since you don't usually take water from this location. However the fresh water is separate from the unpalatable water. The next thing on the list is to look for a site in the B or C loop that is available. Take any site that is open and set up your rig. After you are set up return to the ranger station and fill out the registration card, put your fee in the envelope and deposit it in the metal can. Take the stub and clip it to the post in front of your site. Sites are all on a first come first serve basis. We arrived on a Monday and had a good selection of sites. The weekends are the busy time so come early. We camped on E17 which is in an open grass area and it had electricity. The campground host pointed it out to us. Other than being in open sun light, it was a great spot. No one else was near and we had open sky for satellite reception. I thanked the host for the suggestion. The campground was neat and clean, good paved roads with easy access and good space between sites. This is a great National Park with good hiking trails. Route 25e is the major road to take to get to the park and it is a good four lane highway. The park is worth the trip with some excellent vistas for viewing the surrounding hills. We camped for two days and could have stayed longer. Maximum stay is 14 days. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E17
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the visitor center on the other side of the tunnel. View the two excellent movies about the Gap and the travels back in the 1700's. Drive up to Pinnacle Rock for an excellent view of the three states: Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Great National Park! Wonderful area and good people We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C5
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sort of a god flea market on weekends near Tazewell TN

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

A great government park. It is a wilderness environment with well spaced sites, fire rings, and tables. RV sites with electricity are paved, tent sites are gravel and no electric. We arrived on a holiday weekend mid-afternoon and there were a number of RV sites to accommodate our 30' trailer. There is access to NP hiking trails direct from the campsite. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The campground is on the other side of the Cumberland Gap from the NP visitor center and is actually in Virginia rather than KY or TN. It's worth the trip, though.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved visiting this national site. The rangers at the Visitor Center were very nice and helpful. We enjoyed the film in the center and the history displays. We spent two nights in the campground which was about 25% full in late March. There was only one bathroom functioning at that time but it was clean. The shower nozzles needed repair as they were leaking but the water was warm. Even with these minor flaws, the campground was so peaceful and relaxing. We took a seven mile round trip hike from the campground down the road to catch the Boone Trail to the Wilderness Trail to the Cumberland Gap and then up to Tri-State Peak. Note that several of the attractions like Gap Cave and Hensley Settlement tours were not open for the season while we were there. It still looked like winter as the trees had no leaves. But we really enjoyed essentially having the trails to ourselves. What a treat! Note that there is no water at campsites so come with your fresh water tank full or fill up at the available area when you arrive. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the Visitor Center to shop, look at exhibits and see the films. Take a hike to Tri-State Peak and the saddle of Cumberland Gap.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground continues to impress. The site (C17) was a bit un-level. The bathhouse was clean and the showers were clean. The overall campground was spotless! My wife and 2 dogs loved the long walks this place offers. The electric worked well. We do wish they had water and sewer there. The dump station was spotless too. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
c17
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Middleboro KY just about 1 mile away

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This last say was short but good. The bad is some items such as the showers are showing age. The door locks on the showers are showing age. The campground needs more electric spaces badly! The camp host were OK and seem to make efforts such as cleaning the bathrooms each night. The site we had (B7) was mostly level. The trees provide plenty of shade. We will return. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B7
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Do your shopping in Middlesboro KY. Loads of hiking trails. Eat the livers at Lee's Chicken in Middlesboro.

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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

I rate this park against other NPS parks. It has electric and showers, which is rare. The showers are decent. There are only a few level spots, for a large rig. If you are lucky enough to get one, the park is a real pleasure to stay in. Of course, there are some low tree branches. You would think that NPS owns an RV roof repair business also. Here's the formula, for the lame NPS managers: Walk the campground roads and sites. If a tree branch is less than 14' from the ground, cut it off. Job done. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This stay in this park was good. The showers were clean but the shower heads needed replacing. The sheer number of sinks is too few. The sites were as good as normal. The picnic tables are in good shape. The electric on our site was working well. My wife and I noted a few mice scurrying around. Come to think of it, we also noticed a few chipmunks and lots of squirrels too. We did notice a large rattlesnake near the campground. The lack of playground equipment and the lack of a pool make this campground more of an adult campground. I can also say I seen no adult beverages being consumed while we were there. Lastly, the dump station worked well. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C-9
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Shop in Middlesboro KY. Loads of hiking trails. Sites open on an 1st come 1st served.

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Review Count: 196
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 34

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park in the fall and good hiking trails. Chose no-hookup site in loop D, not level and poor cellular but later moved to an electric site in loop B which also had pretty good Verizon and was level. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This stay was as good as the others. Still the same things jump out such as clean bathrooms and showers. The sites are well taken care of. The overall campground was very clean. Safety is still very good. The staff here even takes the time to cut back a few trees. I saw several trees that had been taken down due to being dead or just in the way. The lack of certain things such as playgrounds, pool, and other such items are of no concern to us. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place with a campground to boot. The site B3 was mostly level and offered good shade. The fire pit was clean and the grass was mowed. Overall, the place was in wonderful shape. The bathhouses were clean. The staff or hosts were nice. We will be returning soon. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Another good stay here! This campground rocks! We stayed here for a week and wanted to stay for 4 weeks. The sites are mostly level and the bathhouses are very clean. Safety rates very high as we seen park rangers several times during our stay. This campground had 3 hosts. Plus, this campground has group camping areas. There was a huge group here and the park facilities served them and us well. We will return to the campground. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped in B9 this time. This makes about our 5 or 6th time camping here. This place rocks! The sites are mostly level. Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. Rows B and C have electric while the rest of the rows do not. There is not much to do here except camp. The bathhouses were spotless. The restrooms were clean and serviceable. Security is rated good and the camp hosts are friendly. Be careful bringing kids here. There is not much for them to do unless you travel to other parts of the park. The overall park was clean and well thought out. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Large camp sites with long pads. Fire pits and picnic tables in excellent condition. Showers are private rooms with space to keep items dry. In April the campground was very quiet. We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Yet another GREAT stay here at this campground. This time we were in site B5. The neighbors were fantastic and the weather was perfect. The fire ring served us well. The picnic table was well placed and in good repair. The bathhouses were fully functional and very clean. We were only going to stay for 4 days and ended up staying for 8 days. Great place! We camped at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park / Wilderness Road Campground in a Motorhome.

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