Sky Bridge Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Scenic picnic area near Sky Bridge Arch.

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Red River Gorge Brochure (pdf)

Nearby Trails: Sky Bridge Trail #214 (1 mile)

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees None
Permit Info: A fee is required to use this site.
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Stanton
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


From Slade, take KY 15 east for 8 miles. Turn left on KY 715 and travel 6 miles.


The toilets are accessible for persons with disabilities, as well as a foot path from the parking lot to the overlook. 


Parking is available at the picnic area. 

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Capacity of 54
No. of Sites9
Reservation InfoSites are not reservable.


Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at some sites.
Toilets Vault toilets
Accessible Toilets are accessible.