Hoosier Canoe & Kayak Club

SK: Grayson Lake Fall Overnight

  • October 12, 2018
  • October 14, 2018
  • Grayson Lake, Graysson, KY

Sea Kayak Trip Announcement
Fall Grayson Lake Trip –
Saturday October 13 – Sunday October 14 plus Bonus Day Friday October 12
Trip Sponsor:  Deb Wilson 

Grayson Lake is amazing with its cliff lined corridors and waterfalls.   We should be in fall colors and with luck we might even get some fog again which makes the area a bit eerie.  This is a sea kayak paddle since Saturday’s paddle is a 12 miles paddle through Grayson’s Canyons.

 Friday (Optional) – We will paddle for a few hours and then set up camp. 

Launch Time: 1:30 pm   Boat at Ramp
Put-In:  Grayson boat ramp/beach: On Rt. 7 (east side), 11.9 miles south of the interstate exit.   The turn for the ramp will be on the East side of the road and is about 0.8 mile south of the Entrance to the State Park which is well marked.Note: This is not the main marina at the dam, which you will pass a few miles north.
Mileage:   Negotiable.   

Saturday – We will meet at the put-in and paddle about 12 miles up Grayson Lake to the Friday Put-In.   This is an amazing section with cliffs lining most of the 12 mile stretch.  There are also many waterfalls (if it rains in the day or two before the trip.
Time:  9:30 am - Boats at Put-In and we’ll run our shuttle then.   If you’re driving down from Indy, you will probably want to drive down Friday night.
Put-In:    Rt. 504 turnoff:  On Rt. 7 (west side), 17.6 miles south of the interstate exit.  When you turn right (West) onto Rt. 504 it, it’s another two miles to the ramp.  
Take-Out:  Grayson boat ramp/beach (Same as Friday Take-Out): On Rt. 7 (east side), 11.9 miles south of the interstate exit.  
Mileage:  About 12 miles - more or less – depending on how much you explore.

Sunday – We will paddle up Clifty Creek to the Grotto.  There should be enough water to get into the grotto this year – there wasn’t last year.
Time:   9:30 am 
Put-In/Take-Out:  The launch ramp is on Rt. 7 about 10 miles south of the interstate on the west side of the road and north side of the creek (if you get to the golf course, you overshot about a mile).  This ramp is on the west side of the road and just about 1.3 miles north to the Entrance to the State Park on Rt. 7.
Mileage:   6-10 miles depending on what people are up for.

Camping – We will be camping in the Grayson Lake State Park Campground.   I have reserved Campsites 15 and 16 in the Campground for Friday and Saturday nights.   This is enough room for 4 tents and 4 cars.     There are “walk-in” camp sites close if we need additional space.     We’ll worry about that when it’s an issue.   The campsites are $30.00/night and allow 2 tents and 2 cars.

Directions to Grayson Lake State Park Campground:  The entrance to the State Park is on your right side as you are heading south on Rt. 7.    Google Maps gave the address of the State Park as:  314 Grayson Lake Park Rd, Olive Hill, KY 41164

Note:  Grayson is a 4-5 hour drive from Indianapolis so plan accordingly.   I’ve set the Friday Start Time to 1:30 pm so people can drive in that morning.

Contact Information – If you plan to attend or have questions, please send me an e-mail at deb4711@gmail.com 

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