Welcome to "The Heart of the Kentucky River" located in Beattyville/Lee County, KY. We are just 20 minutes south of the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Our small river community has a large heart and great southern hospitality. We have a number of attractions and activities. You can enjoy outdoor adventures, cabin rentals, historical sites, festivals and local events.
The Beattyville/Lee County Tourism Commission was established in November 2011 by a joint ordinance between the City of Beattyville and the Lee County Fiscal Court. Our funding comes from a 3% transient room tax on the rental properties in Lee County. The commission uses these funds for promotions and recreational development.
Tour our site for information on lodging, events, attractions and more. Also contact our tourism office at
(606) 464-5038 and we will help you plan a visit to "The Heart of the Kentucky River"!
"This small river town is a great place to visit. It is full of history, adventure, and breathtaking views!" - Pat Banks, Kentucky Riverkeeper
July 19, 2014 - Johnny & Alex Trail Day. Come on out for the biggest trail day of the year for the Red River Gorge Climber’s Coalition Saturday, July 19th! Please help us plan ahead by registering online at www.rrgcc.org.
July 25, 2014 - Summer Nights on Main Street in Beattyville. Classic Car Cruise-In on Main Street. Begins at 6:30pm every last Friday of the month May-September 2014.
August 9, 2014 - Old Engine & Tractor Show
Located at the Three Forks Historical Center in Beattyville, KY.
Enjoy browsing though the Tractor Show while having a catfish dinner.
August 22-24, 2014 - Natural Bridge Artisan Festival
Festival dedicated to spotlighting local crafts and music. Located at Natural Bridge State Park. Browse through local craft booths and listen to some folk and bluegrass music.
August 23-24, 2014 - Annual Caterpillar Weekend at Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park will host its 2nd annual child-friendly Caterpillar. Call 1-800-325-1710 for more information.
August 29-31, 2014 - Working Man’s Labor Day Weekend Events in Beattyville
Friday Night - Classic Car Cruise-In Downtown Beattyville
Saturday Night - Live Music on Happy Top Park featuring Halfway to Hazard
Sunday afternoon - Hall’s Motorsports Mud Racing in the Lee County Industrial Park