Red River Gorge! Kayak, camp and hike!
We will be heading 2 hrs south of Cincinnati to The Red River Gorge is a canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky. Geologically, it is part of the Pottsville Escarpment.The 13,379-acre Clifty Wilderness Area lies in this intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. www.redrivergorge.com/natural.html
We will be camping at Callie's lake Campgrounds. We will have electric. Bring your extension cords. There are flush toilets and hot showers and fresh water up at the camp store office. We may kayak, fishing is catch n release and swimming in designated area on the lake. Its a beautiful Campground. https://www.callieslakeandcampground.com/
Cost $125 per person includes tent camping and shuttles. Campers are extra $
If you choose to book your own campsite, There is $50 per person shuttle fee to attend. No Refunds!I have to limit the amount allowed to attend. Your spot is reserved when I receive your payment.
You will be put on the waiting list til I receive your payment. With the limited amount of people that can attend I will take the first 25 i receive payment from.
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p.o. box 50
Blanchester, Oh 45107
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Itinerary is subject to change!
Thursday evening paddle at 41-acre Mill Creek Lake Just a few miles from Camp. Paddling only as motors are not allowed. Fishing is allowed with a valid fishing license.
Friday paddle Red River!! the 13-mile trip that meanders through Red River Gorge. Towering cliffs, outrageous rock formations, and deep forests. A shorter 8 mile Paddle maybe available. Will be determined by water levels!
Saturday Paddle We will paddle 7 miles up the South Fork of the Kentucky River! The rest of the day we will get into groups for hiking!
In the past Years we have paddle Thrillsville Caves!! The Gorge Underground is unlike any other adventure you have ever been on! Our guides lead you into the darkness of the Gorge Grotto, through the mountainside for a 90 minute long adventure under the earth's surface. Paddle your way through the grotto in your own boat. A guide will lead the way and explain the history of the cavern and how it came to be flooded. Deluxe tour is 90 minutes with Clear Kayak with LED Lights.
WHAT'S PROVIDED: include all gear needed (boat, paddle, life jacket, helmet, headlamp). You may bring your own.WHAT TO BRING:We suggest you bring a sweater or jacket as the temperature does drop to about 55 degrees once you are inside. Warm SOCKS! Waterproof camera must have flash or your pictures will not turn out.
REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS:Participants must be at least 40lbs and no more than 300lbs. Each participant is required to wear a helmet and personal flotation device (provided). Participants must be able to safely get in and out of kayak.No special skills are required. No refunds.
I have not heard back for total cost for 2022 season. Will Post for those interested. http://www.redrivergorge.com/adventures/the-gorge-underground/
Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in kayaking the cave (mine). Cost is determined by how many people we have going!!!
Those of us not paddling the cave. We will do a short easy portion of the Red River in Clay City, Possibly hit the museum. Those who want to brave the hike to Pilot Knob after the paddle.
Sunday for Hiking! Natural Bridge, Sky Bridge, Greys Arch, Nada Tunnel Rock House Bridge!! All so Beautiful!!
*** Each day will give opportunities for hiking! Get into small groups and explore the Gorge. Those who would like to lead a few hikes on their favorite trails to share the beauty of the Gorge with others, can get with me so we can plan accordingly.
Meals will be Potluck as we always doing it up right!! Suggestion for Thursday dinner after paddle dinner at MIGUELS PIZZA! A RED RIVER GORGE TRADITION SINCE 1984. https://www.miguelspizza.com/
This is an Adult only Event.
No Guests! All must sign up!
Liability Waiver – As always, by joining in
this event you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to abide by the Ohio Paddlers liability waiver. All attendees are responsible for their own safety not holding any responsibility to the trip organizer. Trip Organizer has the right to refuse or reject someone from their trip at anytime with no refunds.
SAFETY SIGN IN: Everyone will sign in before
launching: your name, Emergency contact person and phone number.
Questions text or call 5132831184