Red River Gorge temporarily closes to public

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 13:25:25-04

WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Public access and backcountry camping in the Red River Gorge have been temporarily suspended. This is in addition to Thursday's shutdown of multiple recreation areas in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

This shutdown includes all roads and trails on national forest lands. Officials say the measures are temporary, but effective immediately.

“Our decision to shut down recreation areas is in compliance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for social distancing, as well as current Kentucky state orders to help protect health and safety,” said Forest Supervisor Dan Olsen.

Officials say some areas, including the general forest area and trails outside the Red River Gorge will remain open for public use. All boat ramps at Cave Run Lake and Laurel River Lake will remain open as well.

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