Red River Gorge VacationsLodgingActivitiesShoppingGroupsWeddingsReal Estate

Red River Gorge Kayaking

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

Kayak Rentals (Reservations Required: On-line or Call 606 663-1012)

Swimming Hole Tour

4 hours  ·  Starts 10am/3pm (every hour, on the hour)  ·  Self-guided
The Swimming Hole Tour launches from and returns to our riverside campground. You can visit the "Jumping Rock Swimming Hole" as you paddle through lush forests and interesting rock formations. This easy, family-friendly kayak tour is ideal for beginner kayakers or those looking for a blissfully relaxing ride along the calm waters. Includes parking and all equipment. Paddle and life jacket included with rental of kayak.
Single Kayak
Seats 1 adult
Tandem Kayak
Seats 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child
Launch Service
$25: Incl. Rental
Bring your own kayak/canoe: $20 launch fee first boat, $10 each additional boat.
Check Availability

Adventure Tour

4 hours (5 max)  ·   10am, 12pm, 2pm (weekends - every hour, on the hour: Please call to confirm availability) ·   Self-guided
Looking for a little more adventure? Kayak the 8-Mile Tour meandering through the Red River Gorge. We'll shuttle you upriver to the Copperas Creek boat launch to paddle downriver on this scenic float trip as you 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. Available only when the water levels are high for maximum fun! Paddles & life jackets included with rental of kayak.
Single Kayak
Seats 1 adult
Tandem Kayak
Seats 2 adults or 1 adult, 1 child
Shuttle Service
Bring your own kayak/canoe only
Check Availability

What To Know Before You Go

Please arrive 30 minutes before start time.
What to Wear & Bring
  • Be sure to 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.
Get Directions