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Grayson Lake State Park is situated in Carter and Elliott counties near Grayson, Kentucky. The park encompasses the stunning terrain surrounding Grayson Lake, which was formed after the damming of the Little Sandy River.


There is a diverse array of activities visitors can enjoy at Grayson Lake State Park:

  • Boating: With the 1,500-acre Grayson Lake, boaters have ample space for recreation. There is a marina in the park that offers boat rental services.
  • Fishing: Anglers will find bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill in the lake's waters.
  • Hiking: Trails like the popular 1.5-mile Beech-Hemlock Forest Trail provide excellent hiking opportunities that showcase the park's unique flora.
  • Golf: The Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake is a challenging 18-hole course known for its scenic beauty.
  • Camping: The park's campground includes tent and RV sites with utility hookups, restrooms, and showers.
  • Picnicking: Several picnic areas throughout the park are available, with tables and grills for a pleasant outdoor meal.

Camping Facilities

Grayson Lake State Park's campground is designed to accommodate a variety of camping preferences:

  • Utility Hookups: Available for RVs, providing electric, water, and, in some cases, sewage connections.
  • Restrooms and Showers: Clean facilities are maintained for camper convenience.
  • Camp Store: Supplies and concessions can be purchased on-site.
  • Laundry Facility: Available for campers staying for longer periods.


  • Camping Reservations: Campsite reservations can usually be made in advance either online or by phone. It’s wise to book early for peak season stays.

Wildlife and Environment

  • Diverse Ecosystems: The park encompasses an array of ecosystems including hardwood forests, wetlands, and cliff lines.
  • Birdwatching: It is an excellent location for birdwatchers, with a variety of species to observe, especially during migration seasons.

Park Regulations

  • Firewood Policy: To prevent the spread of invasive insects, the park may have restrictions on firewood; it's often recommended to purchase wood locally or gather it within the park if permitted.
  • Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on leashes and supervised.
  • Alcohol Policy: As with many state parks, alcohol consumption may have certain restrictions or be prohibited in certain areas, so check the park's policy.
  • Fishing Regulations: A valid Kentucky fishing license is required, and there may be specific state regulations governing size and catch limits.

Seasonal Considerations

  • Best Time to Visit: The park is open year-round, but some facilities may have limited operation outside the peak season, which usually spans from spring through fall.

Contact and Visitor Information

Before heading to Grayson Lake State Park, it's best to check the most current information regarding opening hours, facility availability, and any advisories. Contact the park directly or visit the official website for the latest updates.

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