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Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is adjacent to the Daniel Boone National Forest, and is well-known for its beautiful atmosphere and its picture-esque scenery.

There are several things to do at Natural Bridge. Ride the skylift for a birds-eye view of the bridge which spans 78 feet and 65 feet high. Shopping, hiking, camping and dancing are also available.

Pack a lunch and enjoy the outdoors at Natural Bridges picnic areas, or grab a rod and reel and go fishing in the beautiful lake, and top it off with a cool swim!

Muir Valley

Enjoy viewing nature and rockclimbing? Strap on your gear and head to Muir Valley! Over 400 acres in size, Muir Valley has more than seven miles of majestic cliffs of hard Corbin Sandstone ranging from 20 to 200 feet. Waterfalls, Mountain laurel, and wildflowers abound in Muir Valley. It is truely a wonderful place to explore.

There is no admission fee to visit Muir Valley, however, all rock climbers must submit this online Release Form.

Red River Gorge

Scenic drives with overlooks, historical sites, trails to hike, and picnicing are just a few of the vast and wonderful opportunities that the Red River Gorge offers. There are beautiful natural rock formations, and unique trails for rock climbers ranging from beginning to advanced.

There is also 19.4 miles of the Red River which is a wild and scenic river. It's perfect for canoeing, whitewater, or just listening to the euphoric roar of the water.

Daniel Boone National Forest

The Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky.The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs.