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WILDERNESS ROAD STATE PARK                      276-445-3065
www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/wilderness-road.shtml#general_information                                                   8051 Wilderness Rd., Ewing, VA 24248                                           

DIRECTIONS: At the intersection of Routes 58 (Wilderness Road) and 923 (Martin's Station Trail), five miles west of Ewing, Va., and 10 miles east of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro, Ky.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  Wilderness Road offers picnicking, hiking, and nature and living history programs. Visitors can enjoy the visitor center, home to a theater showing an award-winning docudrama, "Wilderness Road, Spirit of a Nation." The center also has a frontier museum and a gift shop with unique regional gifts. The park features the reconstructed Martin's Station, an outdoor living history museum depicting life on Virginia's 1775 frontier.

Visitors can hike, bike or horseback ride on the 8.5-mile Wilderness Road Trail linking the park with more than 50 miles of trails in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

PARKING:  Wheelchair accessible parking spaces at Visitor Center and at the picnic shelters

TYPES OF PATHS:  Concrete or asphalt paths at Visitor Center,

PUBLIC REST ROOMS:  Visitor Center -Wheelchair accessible toilet is 19 inches high with room for lateral transfer.  Sink height is 34 in.  Lever  handles.  Accessible stall checked regularly for obstructions.  Rest rooms are identified by a raised figure with pants or skirt on door to designate men or women. Restrooms near shelters are accessible.

VISITOR CENTER: Has a movie theater and the Powder Horn Gift Shop. The theater showcases Spirit of a Nation, which tells the history of the Wilderness Road.

SPECIAL SERVICES:

For guests with mobilty disabilities, the playground equipment is ADA compliant.

The amphitheater and stage are universally accessible, but the path leading to them is unpaved.

The Karlan Mansion is an 1870s era mansion. The back entrance is universally accessible. Accessibility is limited to the first floor. It is available for weddings and meetings.

Martin’s Station Fort is universally accessible but individual cabins are not. The path and sidewalks are unpaved. The reconstructed Martin's Station is an outdoor living history museum depicting life on Virginia's 1775 frontier.

PICNIC AREAS: Shelters are accessible.They have grills, picnic tables, water, electricity, horseshoe pits and nearby parking. Restrooms, playground equipment and a volleyball court are also nearby.

SALES AREA:  Counters 25 in. Clerks assist customers with special needs. 18th century replica items, art, snacks and refreshments, can be bought in the Powder Horn Gift Shop.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Open 8 am - dusk.

Park fees: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/parkfees.shtml

 

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