Grayson Highlands State ParkThe park is adjacent to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, a part of Jefferson National Forest. Grayson Highlands State Park was originally named Mount Rogers State Park and was established in 1965. While pets are allowed in the park, they are not allowed inside public facilities including the bathhouses, visitor center and office.
Driving DirectionsThe park is on U.S. 58 midway between Independence and Damascus and is reached from I-81 at Exit 45 in Marion; turn south on Route 16 and travel 33 miles to US 58 in the community of Volney. Turn right onto US 58. Travel eight miles to the park's entrance.
From I-77, take Hillsville Exit 14 to U.S. 58. Travel west on U.S. 58, 40 miles to Volney. Turn left to stay on U.S. 58 and go eight miles to the park entrance.
For Visitors...The things to do at Grayson Highlands State Park are bike riding, climbing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing. Visitors taking a northwest North Carolina vacation can find camping spots here. There's a picnic area and a store to get groceries.
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