Want To Help Powell County Search and Rescue?
There are several ways to do it!
Powell County Search & Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization working in the Red River Gorge Geological Area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The volunteers of Search & Rescue spend hundreds of hours each year donating their time and talents to rescuing folks from cliffs and rugged terrain. Each rescue is unique and each person we rescue has a story to tell. We invite you to join with us in our mission of saving lives! You can become a valuable part of this effort by helping us accomplish what we are finding to be more and more difficult: funding these rescue missions from our own pockets.
Make A Donation
Powell County Search and Rescue is a non-profit, all volunteer organization funded entirely through individual donations, and fundraisings.
Become A Volunteer
There are many different roles and levels of support – you don’t have to be a world-class climber to provide an indispensable service to the search and rescue community.
Please consider making IN-KIND material donations to Powell County Search and Rescue. Tax receipts based on the fair market value can be provided.
Who Are We?
We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to aiding persons lost or injured in the back country of Red River Gorge, Kentucky.
Your generous contribution to our non-profit organization is 100% tax deductible and could one day save your life or the life of a loved one.
Search & Rescue Blog
(LEX 18) – The Powell County Search and Rescue Team assisted with the rescue of an injured hiker on Friday night. A crew from Wolfe County was also on scene after a call came in around 6 p.m. that a man had fallen and had a broken ankle on the Bison Way Trail in...read more
STANTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Search teams from Powell and Wolfe Counties worked together on Saturday to help a hiker who took a fall on Martins Fork Trail and couldn’t walk out on his own. A post on the Wolfe County Search & Rescue Facebook page says they got the call...read more
STANTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Wolfe and Powell County Search & Rescue teams were able to rescue a Tennessee hiker who fell nearly 200 feet off a cliff line Saturday evening. Search crews say the man was hiking when a storm came through. As the hiker was trying to find...read more