Three Cumberland Gap campsites closed due to bear activity

The closures are prompted by "recent bear activity at a backcountry campsite," according to the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Facebook page

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three campsites at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park which sits on the border of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia are temporarily closed due to bear activity.

In a post on the park’s Facebook page (click here), the Hensley Horse Camp, Chadwell Gap and Martin’s Fork campsites will be closed through Dec. 18.

Recent bear activity at a backcountry campsite prompted the temporary closure of the three campsites.

The closure of the campsites will be extended until December 18, according to the Facebook post. The closed campsites are Hensley Horse Camp, Chadwell Gap, and Martin’s Fork.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is advising people to “take precautions to avoid bear encounters.”

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