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Boone Creek Outdoors

8291 Old Richmond Rd

United States

Boone Creek Outdoors

Boone Creek Outdoors is an exceptional natural resource on Boone Creek just before it meets the Kentucky River.  The historic and spectacular gorge is a privately owned natural wonder previously inaccessible by the public. It flows down a steep limestone gorge with towering walls.  The creek meanders past old growth hardwoods, rare palisades, wildlife, and historic ruins.   

The beautiful cascade of Boone Creek Falls starts our photographic journey.  Following the Creek downstream through the Boone Creek Gorge you will get to the wide Kentucky River, just above the Clay’s Ferry Bridges.


Canopy Tours

 Boone Creek Outdoors is also home to a canopy zip line.  This is an amazing experience.  Featuring 6 zip lines (the longest of which is almost 1400 ft long!), 3 sky bridges, a rappel, a spiral and floating staircase: all suspended from the magnificent hardwoods. Guests traverse in and over the gorge and Boone Creek itself gaining perspectives that are otherwise impossible to achieve.

The Boone Creek gorge and Kentucky River palisades offer a complimentary but contrasting landscape to the bluegrass savannah for which Lexington, Kentucky is known worldwide. The gorge and the palisades river region were the first areas settled by pioneers streaming over the Cumberland Gap. Following the wilderness road here to the Kentucky River area, the first seeds of commerce created the foundation for our signature brands when Kentucky was still a part of the Western Frontier. It is located minutes from Fort Boonesboro State Park and campground where you can further explore the pioneer history of Daniel Boone and his contemporaries and the Fort named for him that they created.

The Lodge

Boone Creek Outdoors has a wonderful lodge overlooking scenic Boone Creek.   It features a large living room (which we use as a classroom area) with a big screen TV, a number of private bedrooms and a bunk room, a spacious dining room and a full kitchen.   The multi layer deck over looking the creek is perfect for relaxing or having our hands-on classroom sessions on. 



Shooting Boone Creek

To take best advantage of the shooting opportunities, bring knee high boots or aqua socks for a little bit of wading.   

Best equipment:
-Camera (of course)
-Variety of lenses as available from macro to wide angle
-Shutter Release if available
-Circular neutral density and polarizing filters if available
-Great sharing attitude 

In the Area:

Boone Creek Outdoors is only just over a mile to the old Clays Ferry Bridge over the Kentucky River.  Richmond is a dozen miles south and Lexington the same north.   The FloraCliff Nature Preserve is just on the other side of the interstate from Boone Creek.   Lower Howards Creek Nature preserve is about 20 miles from Boone Creek Outdoors.

Cautions for this Photo ShareShop:

As anytime you do outdoors activities, there are the hazards of bug bites and stings, snakes (including venomous) bites, and other normal forest and outdoor hazards.  Even the rather steep and muddy road down to the lodge is a bit hazardous in certain weather conditions.  We will likely be wading in a creek, and that poses the hazard both to you as a participant and to gear that may fall in the creek.  Please read and understand the liability release for these.   This is a required disclaimer for our insurance company and you should understand the hazards of outdoor photography and taking images along or in a creek. 


Boone Creek Outdoors is just off of I-75, exit 99 on Highway 25 or Old Richmond Rd.  Go east after the exit and the parking lot is fenced in on your right.    Parking is at this level but the lodge is down on the creek.  A Boone Creek Outdoors staff member will take you down to the lodge. 

Whether the Advanced photography event or one of our Beginning Photographer Sessions, Boone Creek Outdoors is the perfect setting for our Photo ShareShops.

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