• Camping at Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge - Powell County

WELCOME TO POWELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Bluegrass, we are located in one of the most scenic areas of Kentucky. Outdoor Adventure abounds here with over 80 miles of hiking trail voted the Best Places to Hike in Kentucky in the Red River Gorge, the Natural Bridge State Park and the Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve. We are also home to hundreds of miles of breathtaking Cycling Routes, one of the world's premier Sport and Traditional Climbing destinations and miles of Canoeing or Kayaking on Kentucky's only Wild & Scenic River. You can also fly through the trees on two area Zip Lines.

But Powell County is much more than outdoor adventure. Listen to world class Bluegrass Music, try your hand at Clogging, or step back in time at one of the few remaining original Drive In Theaters in the country. Educate yourself by touring through the Red River Historical Museum. Explore all there is to see at the Gladie Cultural & Environmental Learning Center, or learn about our reptile friends in one of the world's largest collections of venomous snakes at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Exciting Motorsports are also found here with a family owned IHRA sanctioned Drag Strip, ATV park, and a top notch KDKA sanctioned Go Kart Speedway.

After you have recharged, you'll need to eat.  We have you taken care of there as well.  From world class pizza, ethnic fare and quick bites to down home country cookin', we are serving up what's hot and tasty.  Before you leave though, check out some of the many shops here.  With so much to do and see you just may not want to ever leave!

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The Rugged Red 2016

08:00 315 Bowen Road Stanton, KY US 40380

Kentucky’s Trail Half-Marathon deep in the heart of the world-famous…

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The Great Caterpillar Count

23:00 2135 Natural Bridge Rd Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade, KY 40376

Sep 10 – Sep 11, 2016 Join the wonderful folks…

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Annual Powell County Lions Club Fair 2016

23:00 600 N Bend Rd Stanton, KY 40380

Annual Powell County Lions Club Fair. Event takes place September…

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Living Archaeology Weekend

23:00 3451 Sky Bridge Road Hwy 715, Stanton, KY 40380

Living Archaeology Weekend Kentucky’s Oldest and Largest Public Archaeology Event!…

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