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Grayson Highlands State Park Campground: Camping at Grayson Highlands
Camping at Grayson Highlands is a great way to extend your stay and get to enjoy more of the park. There are horse camping sites, family camping sites, and a group camp site. The campsites are open in the warmer months; during the winter months, only primitive camping is available. The family and group camp sites are about a mile from Massie Gap, and include the usual amenities - parking for two cars, a fire ring, and picnic tables. Bathrooms with flush toilets, potable water, and showers are nearby. The campground is away from the ponies, so no risk of them going through your tent or relieving themselves on it. There is also a camp store that sells food (mainly candy, ice cream, and snacks), firewood, ice, and other camping supplies, and park souvenirs. When arriving at the park, give the attendant your reservation number to get a parking pass. Also note the quiet hours - they are a little strict about enforcing this rule. Any talking louder than a whisper and a ranger may stop by and ask you to keep it down. If you're staying at the park overnight and don't mind waking up really early, you can make the short drive to Sugarlands Overlook, between the campsite and the park gate, and watch the sunrise. It's a truly beautiful sight.
Camping at the park gives easy access to Grayson Highlands and Mount Rogers NRA. And the amenities are quite good. Indoor flush toilets, individual showers with massaging shower heads (wonderful after a long day of hiking), and a camp store to purchase anything you forgot are some of the unique amenities at the campground.
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