Here For You

When people head into Red River Gorge, they don’t plan on having an accident or getting lost. But when “nature happens,” calls for help go out to county search and rescue crews.

Make A Difference

We seek new members on an ongoing basis, and we seek a range of skills and experiences.

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.

Wish List

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.

Why Donate?

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.

Latest Search & Rescue News

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What an honor! Thank you Governor Andy Beshear and thank you team! ... See MoreSee Less

What an honor! Thank you Governor Andy Beshear and thank you team!

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Congratulations! Well deserved. I loved Don Fig!!

Congrats and thanks for all you do - even the support in the worst of times is appreciated and above/beyond.

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Way to go PCSAR! Well deserved!


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11 members of our team participated in this rope workshop. We want to thank Red River Rescue for the workshop and hope that everyone will follow Red River Rescue and take a class from them. Whenever the need comes, we will be ready to apply our new skills on rescues in the gorge.
#pocosar #rrg #sar
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Thanks for letting and outsider come and train with y'all. It was a fantastic weekend.

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A huge thank you to the Red River Gorge Trail Crew! We sure appreciate all your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

A huge thank you to the Red River Gorge Trail Crew! We sure appreciate all your hard work!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Some of my favorite memories are from the summers I worked for the forestry service when I was in high school. ❀❀❀

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