Visitors can enjoy the 10 miles of Wilderness Road that have been established for hiking, biking and equestrianism. During the summer months the park offers rental bikes. Even though an Environmental Education Center is still on the planning books, park staff offers interpretive and environmental educational programs. The Wilderness Road Outpost, which stocks light refreshments and supplies, is located in the park next to the Wilderness Road Trail. The Outpost is open seasonally. Eventually this park will be the site of a reproduction pioneer village representing life during the westward expansion of the late 1700s.
The park offers primitive group camping for groups of up to 50. Campers must bring drinking water; pit-toilets are available, showers are not. Campers must first register at the park office located at Karlan Mansion. Reservations are required, call 1-800-933-PARK (in Richmond, 225-3867). Limited access. (Camping is also available six miles away at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro, Ky.)
Canoe livery and guided canoe trips along the Powell River are available. Camping is available six miles away at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro, Kentucky. Also within a short driving distance is Historic Cumberland Gap and Norris Lake, both located in Tennessee. The beautiful Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Kentucky is approximately 35 miles away. Wilderness Road Tours, 606-248-2626, offer van and bus tours of Cumberland Gap.