Copperas Creek Canoe Launch

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Canoe launching area near Osborne Bend Trailhead on the Red River in Red River Gorge 

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At a Glance

Fees None
Permit Info: You must purchase a permit if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
Open Season: Open all year
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
606-663-8100

General Information

Directions:

From Slade, travel west on KY 11/15 for approximately 1.4 miles to KY 77 on the right. Follow 77 through Nada Tunnel and across the Red River to KY 715. Follow 715 for 8 miles to the parking lot just before the one-lane bridge across the Red River. The canoe launch is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. Vehicles can use this access road to drop boats off at the river but are not allowed to park there.

From Pine Ridge, take exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway and head west on KY 15. Turn right onto KY 715 and continue approximately 5.5 miles, making a sharp turn to the right when Sky Bridge Road intersects with 715. Continue downhill and over the Red River on a one-lane bridge. The parking area is on the right side of the road after crossing the bridge. The canoe launch is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. Vehicles can use this access road to drop boats off at the river but are not allowed to park there.
 


Parking:

The parking area is on the right side of the road after crossing the bridge. 


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