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
Spend a weekend learning about Search and Rescue techniques, rope rescue, cave rescue, swift water awareness, wilderness first aid, and gathering information about the poisonous plants and animals of the area. Do all this in one of the most beautiful areas of...
(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...
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...