Thousands of people visit the Red River Gorge. It has tall cliffs and rock arches. A river rushes along.
Rare plants grow. Wild animals hide. Will new visitor rules protect this Kentucky park?
Read More: The number of visitors to this Kentucky wilderness area exploded last spring and summer. Roads were jammed. Parking lots were full. More visitors got lost and needed to be rescued. Park officials asked the public for ideas to improve use of the park. The Forest Service wants every visitor to have a good time. But it also wants to protect this lovely wilderness. “Moreover, it is required of stewards (caretakers, managers) that one be found trustworthy.” (1 Corinthians 4:2)