Graining Fork Nature Preserve is private property. Access to the preserve is dependent on user’s cooperation with the rules. If you are not willing or able to abide by these rule then do not enter the property. Authorized users are asked to help uphold the rules. Groups must follow the individual rules plus the group rules listed below.
All organization sponsored climbing groups (universities, churches, clubs, etc) and groups of 8 or more are required to have at least one certified guide. At this time, no other guiding company is permitted to use Graining Fork Nature Preserve.
Groups of 9 or more are not allowed. The intent is to reduce the impact on area.
Any or group not complying with the regulations 1) may be banned from Graining Fork Nature Preserve indefinitely, 2) may be charged with trespassing (with or without permits), and/or 3) may have gear confiscated.
Any special request may be made through email GFNPreserve@gmail.com
“Under Kentucky law, there is NO LIABILITY for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if the injury or death results exclusively from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity and in the absence of
negligence. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.”
It is important that you carefully read and understand the list of warnings of the hazards and potential dangers, both identified and unknown that may exist in the Graining Fork Nature Preserve. Your presence in the preserve signifies that you have read, fully understand the hazards, and accept all risks and these warnings.
If you are not willing or able to accept full responsibility for your presence and personal safety in the Graining Fork Nature Preserve, then do not enter the property.
THE PRESERVE IS CLOSED AUGUST 1 to AUGUST 10, 2022. NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED DURING THIS TIME.
1. Permits can not be requested more than 2 weeks in advance.
2. Permits will not be granted for more than 3 days per week.
The reason for the changes is to allow for more peopleto have a chance to climb and to reduce the request for changes with permits.
3. Permits are not issued the day of and are not transferable to anyone not listed on the orginal permit request.
4. Permit request are checked on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Please plan accordingly,
5. Please, submit one permit permit per group (and not as individuals).
Thank you for all the cooperation.
Not knowing the rules and warning is not an excuse. Even with a permit you will be required to leave the preserve if you do not follow the rules, so read both the rules and warnings before ontaining a permit.
To obtain a permit email GFNPreserve GFNPreserve@gmail.com
The email must have the following information:
1. date you are requesting a permit, the complete names of everyone on the permit,
2. age of each person,
3. state of residence of each person, and
4. liability statement,
5. please consider a donation of $2 to $3 per person. Donations can be make through this website.
The liability statement MUST read as follows: I and my group have read the rules and warnings of the Graining Fork Nature Preserve. I and my group acknowledge the warnings and agree to follow the rules of the preserve. I and my group take full responsibility for all risk.
If you have someone on your permit request under the age of 18 include the following: I and my group also take full responsilibilty for anyone in our group under the age of 18.
Permits are not issues the day of and are not transferable to anyone not listed on the orginal permit request.
Allow 24 to 48 hours to receive a response to your permit request and a permit number. So, please, plan accordingly.