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Red River Gorge Kayaking

Explore the Gorge from the water on high-quality top-seated kayaks for a relaxing journey.
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Kayak Rentals

Reservations Required

Book online or Call (606) 663-1012

Swimming Hole Tour

4 hours  ·  10am - 4pm launch times daily ·  Self-guided
Take a relaxing paddle through lush forests and interesting rock formations on this easy, family-friendly kayak tour, ideal for beginner kayakers or those looking for a blissfully relaxing ride in calm waters. Tour starts/ends from our riverside campground. Includes: parking, paddle and life jacket  with rental.
Single Kayak
Seats 1 adult
Tandem Kayak
Seats 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child
Launch Service
Bring your own kayak/canoe
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Adventure Tour

4 hours (5 max)  ·   10am - 2pm launch times daily  ·   Self-guided
Looking for a little more adventure? Kayak the 8-Mile float trip meandering through the Red River Gorge. We'll shuttle you upriver to the Copperas Creek boat launch to paddle downriver. Pass by massive sandstone cliffs, awesome rock formations, and densely forested areas. This trip is ideal for beginner kayakers and anyone looking for fun and relaxation.  Paddles & life jackets included with rental.

This tour option is available when water levesl in the Red River are high enough to support maximum fun-Please call to check on water levels and tour availabiltiy! (606) 663-1012
Single Kayak
Seats 1 adult
Tandem Kayak
Seats 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child
Shuttle Service
Bring your own kayak/canoe only
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What To Know Before You Go

Please arrive 30 minutes before start time.
What to Wear & Bring
  • Wear a swimsuit
  • A hat
  • Shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Bring sunscreen
  • If you are bringing a cooler on the 8-mile float trip, bring only small coolers. The van seats are limited, so any extra gear you may bring must be limited to what you can safely hold on your lap.
Military & First Responder Discounts
We offer discounts to active or retired Military/Veteran/Law Enforcement/First Responders at check-In. Please remember to bring your ID for verification.

How to Get Here

You'll find us approximately 5 miles after Nada Tunnel at intersection of hwy 77 & county road 715 

394 Sky Bridge Rd, Stanton, KY 40380 

Note: Google Maps is best to use as Apple Maps tends to send you too far up the road
Not finding us?  Entering the name of the former business on the site into Google: "John Switft's Lost Silver Mine" will help you find us.
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