Join us Saturday, April 1st for Opening Day at Gladie!
(Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
The Gladie Visitor Center, nestled in the Red River Gorge within the Daniel Boone National Forest, is your first stop for over 40,000 acres of camping, backpacking, hiking, and boating. There are over 100 natural sandstone arches within the Gorge, and because of the multitude of sandstone cliffs and wall faces, this area has become home to some of the best rock climbing in the world! Within the visitor center, you’ll find area information, safety notifications, trails maps, and souvenirs to commemorate your trip to this amazing natural area. Looking for a quick stretch of the legs? Gladie has two short nature trails that will begin to introduce you to the wider world of the Red River Gorge. Make the drive to Gladie, and you’ll be in for the adventure of a lifetime.
Latitude: 37.83329468 / Longitude: -83.60774657
From Stanton, KY, head east on KY-11 S/KY-15 S/E College Ave toward Strode St. Continue to follow KY-11 S/KY-15 S. Turn left onto KY-77 N. Turn right onto KY-715 S. Turn right. Destination will be on the right.
The Jr. Ranger program at FIND Outdoors introduces visitors to the seven Leave No Trace principles in a fun and easy to understand way. Each FREE booklet provides games, things to talk about around a campfire, and different “Ranger Missions” to explore each of the Leave No Trace principles.
Ask about becoming a Jr. Ranger the next time you visit a FIND Outdoors site!
Education is integral to FIND Outdoors mission, we offer educational programs, field trips and tours at all of the visitor centers and campgrounds we manage. Whether you use our self-guided Junior Ranger booklet to become a Leave No Trace advocate or visit with a school field trip, we love seeing children, adults and families explore, learn about and enjoy their public lands.
Pick up a complimentary FIND Outdoors Visitor Center Passport at any of our managed visitor centers — Anna Ruby Falls, Brasstown Bald, Cradle of Forestry, Gladie Visitor Center, Northwest Trading Post, and Pisgah Visitor Center. Then stop by all six to collect your passport stamps.
When you’ve got all six stamps, email email@example.com to receive a prize!
SMS Text Alerts are now available for Gladie and the Red River Gorge. Simply text RRG to (833) 676-3947 to receive updates on the visitor center, trails, emergency situations and much more.
If we are experiencing a power outage with our landline, please call 859-488-1413 or email Gladie@gofindoutdoors.org.
Passes are $5 for a single night, $7 for 3 nights or $50 for an annual pass. Passes are sold at Gladie during business hours and can also be purchased outside the gorge at local vendors such as gas stations.
For more information on Gladie’s reopening, please see the Forest Service press release!
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