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    Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Located in the very SW corner of Virginia very near the Cumberland Gap Tunnel. 160 sites, all very private, about half with electric and on paved sites. This campground has about 5-6 Loops with the upper 4 having paved surface and the remaining having a gravel/grass base. Each of the paved Loops has a nice, clean bath house with plenty of hot water. Water spigots are located near each bath/shower houses. Primitive sites...$14.00, Electric- $20.00, $10 with Golden Age Pass....Really enjoyed this location. All campsites are First Come-First Serve...only reservations taken for Group camping.

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Thanks for posting. This looks like a great location for some really good riding!
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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Just returned from 5 days at this beautiful campground...taking a few photos trying to show the privacy between sites, the bathroom/shower layout, the free (for the time being) wood available and speaking a little about the local surrounding attractions.

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    Located in the SW corner of Virginia, just through the Tunnel crossing from Kentucky into Tennessee then Virginia...one can view all three States from the Pinnacle, reached by means of a paved narrow and winding road 4-5 miles up from the Welcome Station. "On a clear day one can see forever," as the song goes.

    Wouldn't it be great if some industrious MotoCampers member would throw out the idea of a get-together at this great place for a few days??? Count me in.

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    I will start a new thread for this discussion and ask one of the Admins to move the conversation to it rather than keeping it over here in this VA campground review area. That way we can do some planning.

    This is a link to the new thread http://www.motocampers.com/forums/sh...559#post152559

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Done I hope.
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    Wow Marty, Thanks for the pics. Ya got my mouth watering!

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    So Marty .... how/where did you store your food and other scented items there when MotoCamping??

    I noticed the campground has a food storage order ...

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    " In the campground, all food and garbage must be kept sealed in a vehicle (preferably the trunk), or as otherwise directed, at all times when not in use. Unattended or improperly stored coolers and food may be impounded by park staff and kept at the campground office. This regulation will be strictly enforced and violators are subject to fines. "


    I know at some National Forest campgrounds and National parks, they provide metal food lockers, either for each individual campsite, or scattered throughout the campgrounds that those without vehicles, or hard sided campers must use.









    The camp host were zealots at my last visit to Glacier NP, nosing around my campsite when I walked down to pay for my site. She was going to give me a 'Nastygram' about not having my food stored in one of their newly installed food lockers. (which are located over near the washrooms)
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    I checked with the park and they do not have any storage containers other than beat proof trash cans. Look like I wont be going there to camp with the MC. Zipp

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Quote Originally Posted by zipp View Post
    I checked with the park and they do not have any storage containers other than beat proof trash cans. Look like I wont be going there to camp with the MC. Zipp
    Yeah, checked on this when checking in the last visit and was told pretty much the same thing...I wound up swinging my cooler from a nearby tree limb....was told that bear sightings were a very rare occurrence and they did not seem too concerned about how one managed their food storage, if in a vehicle, suggested leaving it there overnight..if on a bike, well, they hadn't thought that one out yet...leaving it to the individual. Both times I had been there I never saw any official checking for food storage practices and there were several tent campers scattered about. But that was a very good question Dusty.

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    Re: Cumberland Gap Wilderness Road Campground

    Since we use a cargo trailer we always keep food in it overnight to keep critters out of it, different story with pop-ups. I would think in containers in storage area would work or hang in a tree as stated, which is what we we used to do backpacking in bear country. If park doesn't have storage lockers then must not have much of a bear problem.

    Many years ago camping when my kids were young we were at Fort Mtn. SP in GA, talk about a bear problem. Every night it was like the bear parade as they came thru and raided all the garbage cans and drug the trash out into the woods to go thru it. They would walk right past the tents and not bother anything, they were headed for those yummy trash cans. Later state put in better bear proof containers.
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