Red River

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KY 715
Campton KY 41301

The Red River rises in the mountainous region of the Cumberland Plateau, in eastern Wolfe County, approximately 15 mi (24 km) east of Campton. It flows generally west, through Red River Gorge in the Daniel Boone National Forest, then past Stanton and Clay City. It joins the Kentucky approximately 11 mi (18 km) southeast of Winchester, Kentucky.

In 1993, a 20 mi (32 km) stretch of the river in the Red River Gorge was designated by the federal government as the Red Wild and Scenic River.