Martins Fork of the Cumberland River reaches from the Kentucky Highway 987 bridge to the eastern boundary of the Cumberland Gap National Park
. The character river is very different from other Wild Rivers , which are by comparison, relatively broad, deep, and navigable by kayak or canoe. The Martins Fork corridor is on average 25 feet wide and its average depth is approximately 6 inches. It is home to many state threatened species of flora and fauna. Because there is little human disturbance in this area, Martins Fork is very scenic and holds a high potential for sightseeing and dispersed hiking.
See our Wild Rivers
program page for information on what it means to be a Kentucky Wild River.