Directions to Park:
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Coming from north: From interstate 75, take exit 29 (Corbin). Take left off the exit and follow Highway 25E approximately 40 miles south. Less than a mile south of Pineville, KY, turn off of Hwy 25E onto Hwy 119. Go approximately 7 miles up Highway 119 and turn right onto the second bridge you pass. It is a very large bridge that spans the Cumberland River and looks like it goes straight into the woods.
Coming from south:Coming north on I75, take the Lafollete/Jacksboro/Caryville exit 134. Take Hwy 63 east about 45 miles. When 63 ends in Harrogate, TN, take a left onto Hwy 25E N. Go through the Cumberland Gap Tunnel to the town of Middlesboro. Coming from the south you are closest to the Colmar parking area. Follow up with the Colmar parking area directions below.
1344 parking area – WARNING – this parking area is down a curvy, two lane road and is not meant for vehicles pulling trailers over 20 ft in length – Follow previous directions, however instead of taking the second bridge to the right up Highway 119, take the first bridge to the right which will be marked Highway 1344. Take the immediate left, then follow 1344 about 5-6 miles. You will come to a point with a grass field and a large gravel parking area on your left. This is the split of the park. You can park here and access the Hances side on your left or the Colmar side on your right.
Colmar parking area- WARNING – this parking area is down a curvy, two lane road and is not meant for vehicles pulling trailers over 20 ft in length - Follow previous directions, except instead of turning on Highway 119, follow 25E south going towards Middlesboro and Cumberland Gap, TN. About 3 miles north of Middlesboro turn onto Highway 188. Go about 4 miles, and when the road comes to a T fork, take the left. Go about 1.5 more miles, the road will fork again, this time in a Y, and you will take the right this time. Follow the road past the ‘End of State Maintenence’ sign to the gravel parking area.