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Grayson Highlands State Park

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Beautiful park with amazing views

Grayson Highlands is my favorite Virginia state park because of the amazing views, incredible... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Excellent park to visit!

I stopped here with my family on the way up to another park in Virginia. It was well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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829 Grayson Highland Ln, Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363-3581
+1 276-579-7092
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Reviewed yesterday

Grayson Highlands is my favorite Virginia state park because of the amazing views, incredible hiking opportunities, wild ponies, and a good campground. The parks' high elevation (about 5000') makes it considerably cooler in the summer than in the lower elevations. If you like to hike,...More

Thank drivingmissbetsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here with my family on the way up to another park in Virginia. It was well worth the stop. I just wish we would have had more time. We were lucky enough to see a wild pony which my kids thoroughly enjoyed! Lots...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Grayson Highlands State Park just because. The views are all very pretty. They have a lot to see and do. The Visitors Center besides having a very nice gift shop also had rooms from a cottage on display, trees and animals. There...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mt. Rogers was gorgeous. Ponies running free in the state park, horseback riding nearby, hiking trails at every turn and proximity to the Virginia Creeper Trail. A must do. For pics and more details, visit "Who Knew Southern Virginia was So Beautiful" roadtrippin2017@wordpress.com

Thank Nancy d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking the Massie Gap to Mount Rogers trail through Grayson Highlands was quite the trek. Traversing a multitude of terrains from grassy fields to some slight rock scrambling and then a beautiful green wooded peak, we saw a variety of views overlooking the spectacular Blue...More

Thank tgstro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here with one goal in mind when coming here: to see the highest point in Virginia. While I did not see all of this park, the parts I did see were very with nature and had a lot of wildlife that I saw,...More

Thank The_Wanderer1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome. Park at Maggie Gap and take the rhododendron trail to see the ponies. The trail up is short and a little steep but well worth the hike. There are amazing views at the top. We will definitely return. There was a...More

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Grayson Highlands State Park, though I had hiked in the vicinity along the AT many years ago. I knew the area was scenic, but had forgotten just how beautiful it is. The park has a lot of trails. I...More

4  Thank phonebill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having Thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1996, I can honestly say this is one of the most beautiful sections on the A.T. I returned with my family for the first time in July 2017 and it was every bit as magical as I remembered. Both...More

1  Thank Shawn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this State Park as a day trip while we were in the area. We hiked a couple of the trails and the views were spectacular. The employees at the contact shelter and the visitors center were super friendly and helpful. They truly seemed...More

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July 2, 2018|
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Response from sandra n | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $5 a car is what I’m thinking too and make sure you pay because when we left they were writing tickets and leaving them on the cars of the ones that didn’t pay. I’m not sure park hours but most are open late.
June 22, 2018|
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Response from A B | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak for all trails, but on the Rhonderrum trail there were many dogs on that trail when we were there.