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Tuesday - Sun: 9am until 6pm
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Boone Creek Outdoors

1 hr 15 mins from Cincinnati

1 hour from Louisville

Where we’re located:

Conveniently located just off I-75 at exit 99 and Old Richmond Rd in the historic and spectacular Boone Creek Gorge of the Kentucky River Palisades Region in Lexington Kentucky. (Visitlex.com) The Boone Creek Outdoors Welcome Center is located on the site of a former Truck Stop and Roadhouse known as the “Jolly Roger” (link to pic) infamous in the days before and after the construction of I-75 for many nefarious activities, we believe our outdoor center and canopy tour which provide access to this previously inaccessible gorge are a higher and better use for this traditionally commercial location.


Zipline Tours (approx 2.5 hours)

Tuesday – Thursday: $79.00 per participant

Friday – Sunday: $89.00 per participant

Group Discounts Available (does not apply to merchandise)

Military, Senior (over 65) and AAA Discounts : 10% off Zipline Tours

On this 2.5 hour Zipline tour, you will experience:
-A professionally guided zipline tour with 6 ziplines, 3 sky bridges, a rappel and a spiral and floating staircase.
-Ziplines up to 1400 feet long and heights up to 185 feet
-Speeds up to 40 MPH
-A thrilling Soar over Boone Creek and the spectacular Boone Creek Gorge
-SkyBridges suspended 100+ ft over the forest floor in and above the hardwood canopy.
-Education on the History and ecology of the region
-A total adrenaline rush!

All necessary equipment is included.

Participation Requirements


All Participants Must:

  • Sign the Participant Agreement (waiver) prior to activity
  • Be at least 4 feet tall
  • Weigh between 70 and 250 pounds
  • Be at least 10 years of age
  • Have your parent or legal guardian sign the waiver if under 18 years of age
  • **If between 15 and 17, minor can participate without parent or legal guardian
  • **If 14 and under, a parent or legal guardian must participate with the minor
  • Be in good health, prepared to actively participate and able to follow guide’s instructions
  • Be able to comfortably hold both hands overhead and have strong upper body strength
  • Wear closed toed shoes


You Can Not Participate if You:

  • Are pregnant
  • Have recent, reoccurring or existing injuries
  • Have a known health condition that requires constant medical attention
  • Have physical or mental limitations that will prohibit you to actively participate
  • Under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications that might impair your abilities


The Historic and Spectacular Boone Creek Gorge is a privately owned natural wonder previously inaccessible by the public. The Boone Creek Outdoors Zip line Canopy Tour allows guests to experience the natural beauty and learn about the history and ecology of this unique area in a thrilling yet safe and minimally invasive way. Featuring 6 zip lines, the longest of which is almost 1400 feet long, 3 sky bridges, a rappel, a spiral and a floating staircase all suspended from the magnificent hardwoods to be found there, guests traverse in and over the gorge and Boone Creek itself gaining perspectives that are otherwise impossible to achieve.

Unique to this area, 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. Our gorge and the palisades river region were the first areas settled by pioneers streaming over the Cumberland Gap and following the wilderness road here to the Kentucky River area, where the first seeds of commerce created the foundation for our signature brands when Kentucky was still a part of the Western Frontier. We are 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.

Here in Lexington, KY you can tour our world famous Horse Farms, Bourbon Distilleries, visit our historic downtown and now Boone Creek Outdoors offers access to a rugged outdoor environment previously inaccessible except for a privileged few.

To Eat

The Boone Creek Outdoors Welcome Center is located just minutes from The Jean Ferris Winery and Bistro a small farm winery and an American farmhouse restaurant serving food from its own garden and Proud Mary BBQ serving fantastic local barbecue, fried frog legs, and a full menu of local favorites in a scenic indoor/outdoor setting on the Kentucky River.

We are located a short 10 minute drive on I-75 to shopping and dining at either Hamburg Place in Lexington to the north or Richmond Centre in Richmond to the south.

Other Activities

At BCO you can also enjoy guided hikes, fishing access to Boone Creek with our partner Boone Creek Anglers Club, and outdoor instructional and educational programs seasonally and as advertised. All activities are by reservation.

Boone Creek Outdoors offers Kayak and SUP (stand up paddleboard) access and instruction by appointment. (Kentucky Explore Inititive)

We are located close to the Three Trees Canoe Livery and Campground where visitors can rent canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards to float and paddle the Kentucky River along this scenic Palisades area.

The Kentucky Horse Park is located just 15 minutes north on I-75 and Boone’s Trace National Golf Course is just across the river and the Clays Ferry Bridge.


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