Grayson Lake State Park
Top Five Things To Do
1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.
2. Hike the Beech Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations.
3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.
4. Camp in the 71-site full service campground
5. Hike the Lick Falls Overlook to explore or photograph the cliff line.
Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes are a featured quality of the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. The park's site was a favorite camping area for former occupants: the Shawnee and Cherokee Native Americans. For an excellent adventure we recommend the hiking trails, which offer several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, "lizard head rock," and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees.
Open all year.
Open mid-March - mid November
Open all year, weather permitting.
Things to Do
A launching ramp provides boaters access to Grayson Lake. The 74.2-miles of shoreline range from gentle slopes to scenic canyons. Located 3 miles from the park, a marina has everything you need for a great day on the lake: rental fishing boats and pontoon boats, bait, grocery and restrooms. Marina open year-round; fee for boat rentals. Marina phone number: 606-474-4513
Pick your spot under the stars in the spacious, 71-site campground. Utility hookups, a dump station, and two central service buildings with rest rooms, showers, and laundry facilities are available. The check-in station has items such soft drinks, ice, and firewood for sale. Open mid-March through mid-November.
Bring a canoe and explore the lake surrounding Grayson Lake State Park. Lined with steep cliffs and coves, search for waterfalls after a good rain.
Grayson Lake is a 1,512-acre lake with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. A Kentucky Fishing License is required and can be purchased at the Campground Ticket Booth. If you don’t have fishing equipment please ask about the fishing equipment that can be checked out and loaned at no charge from the Campground Ticket Booth. The Campground is open April 1st thru October 31st.
Hidden Cove Golf Course at Grayson Lake State Park located in Olive Hill Kentucky, is a Signature Series course you will not want to miss. Rated #4 by Golf Digest in 2005, your foursome will get the feeling that you have the golf course to yourselves. Gently rolling bermuda grass fairways nestle their way through tall trees and around scenic Grayson Lake. Some of the largest white sand bunkers found any where help to challenge golfers as they play to large undulating bermuda grass greens. The back tees at 7,155 yards will challenge the most serious of players while the other sets of tees allow for playability and enjoyment for golfers of all ages and ability. Click here for more course info and online tee times.
The .8-mile Beech-Hemlock Forest Trail is an opportunity to discover and appreciate the distinctive plants, rock formations, and wildlife of the park. The trail begins near the theater area, and circles the campground near the shoreline of the lake. Of particular interest on the trail are the several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, "lizard head rock," and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees. For the hearty hiker, there is also a 3 mile Lick Falls trail.
Pack the kayaks and explore the lake surrounding Grayson Lake State Park. Lined with steep cliffs and coves, search for waterfalls after a good rain.
Fresh air encourages hearty appetites, so pack extra helpings in the family picnic basket! The large picnic area is the perfect spot to grill the "catch of the day," and the three playgrounds will keep the children entertained for hours. Two large picnic shelters are available for rental up to one year in advance. Fee for Shelter rental.