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Cumberland Gap NHP - Wilderness CG, VA

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Wilderness CG is located way down in the very southwest point of Virginia, right where Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia come together. This is a hiker's mecca, with all sorts of trails available, ranging from short strolls to a 37-mile trek.

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The entrance station to the campground contains an Iron Ranger, a self-pay station.

Date of visit: Apr 2011

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Plenty of sites to choose from upon our mid-April weekday arrival. Here we are on site B-5. I managed to find a hole through the forest canopy for our TV satellite dis

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Sites in the B and C loops offer electric hookups. Water can obtained at the bathhouses and at the dump station. Showen here are sites B-12 and B-11.

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Site B-13. The dogwoods were in full bloom at the time of our visit.

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We were surprised to see large piles of split wood at nearly every campsite, such as here on B-20. We learned the park recently had a number of standing dead trees removed and decided to leave the wood for campers.

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The non-electric sites are a tad more rustic without pavement. This is A-19.

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The non-electric sites are found in loops A, D, E, F and G. Site A-4 is a large sunny site.

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More stacks of wood in front of sites C-3, C-5 and C-7.

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Site E-4 had the most wood - one could camp here for a quite a while and not run out of wood.

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The two sunniest sites are E-16 and E-17.

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Site E-16 - very nice!

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Site C-23 is typical of the shade vs sun at most sites.

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Sites B-16, B-15 and B-13.

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There are three modern bathhouses in the campground. Hot showers are in separate individual rooms.

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Here's a general overview of the campground.

Amenities

160 sites, 41 with E(30/50A)

Potable water available at dump station

Verizon Broadband Access (EVDO) service

Rates: $12, $17 with electric

50% discount with Golden Age Pass

Coord: 36.60224 N, 85.63201 W

Activities/Nearby Attractions

Hiking

Abraham Lincoln Museum

Pinnacle Overlook

Cumberland Gap