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Copperas Creek Canoe Launch, KY

US Forest Service

Canoe launching area near Osborne Bend Trailhead on the Red River in Red River Gorge 

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Copperas Creek Canoe Launch

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KY

Directions

From Slade, travel west on KY 11/15 for approximately 1.4 miles to KY 77 on the right. Follow 77 through Nada Tunnel and across the Red River to KY 715. Follow 715 for 8 miles to the parking lot just before the one-lane bridge across the Red River. The canoe launch is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. Vehicles can use this access road to drop boats off at the river but are not allowed to park there.

From Pine Ridge, take exit 40 off the Mountain Parkway and head west on KY 15. Turn right onto KY 715 and continue approximately 5.5 miles, making a sharp turn to the right when Sky Bridge Road intersects with 715. Continue downhill and over the Red River on a one-lane bridge. The parking area is on the right side of the road after crossing the bridge. The canoe launch is on the opposite side of the road from the parking area. Vehicles can use this access road to drop boats off at the river but are not allowed to park there.
 

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