Canoes & Kayaks

Canoe rentals in the Red River Gorge

Red River Outdoors provides quality Kayak and Canoe rentals for our cabin guests who are looking for a little fun and adventure on the Red River and local waters.

The Red River is Kentucky’s only National Wild and Scenic River.

The prime season for the Red is from April through June. Please note that each season is different based on mother nature and that water levels may vary.

***The Red River is a seasonal river.  Due to inconsistent water levels, we are not renting out boats for the rest of the 2017 season.***

Experience the beauty and excitement of a trip down one of nature’s finest rivers with a canoe or kayak rental from Red River Outdoors. We offer 2 person canoes and 1 person kayaks.

The Middle Gorge is class I+. The trip is 8 miles and takes 3-5 hours. It is a very scenic and beautiful trip.  This is a self-guided trip.

We do not provide shuttle service for boat rentals.  We provide car top carriers for you to shuttle your kayak or Canoe rentals and create your own adventure.  Special considerations for large groups may be made for rentals of 4 boats or more.

Rental Rates –

  • Canoe rentals $50.00/day/per boat
  • Kayak rentals $35.00/day/per boat
  • You must remain with the boat at all times or be responsible for the cost of the boat if it is stolen.  


Contact us for more information

(606) 663-7625 (Office – Cabin Reservations)

(859) 230-3567 (Cell – Guiding Reservations)

Or email us at


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