Reviews for Grayson Highlands State Park

| Out of the way gem

By user-4692134... on 2019-08-09.

Nice campground in the typical loop style, with most sites under shade. Only a couple of pull-throughs. Mix of electric/water and tent sites, as well as yurts for rental. Quiet, with some short but intense hikes in the park. Wild ponies, which you may only see in the distance. If you go, bring everything you need, because it s a long way to the nearest grocery down twisty mountain roads. Small camp store has a very limited selection. Expect temps 10 to 15 degrees cooler than down-mountain. Nice people, hosts are friendly and unobtrusive. No cell signal, WiFi, or TV signals in camp. Restrooms and showers are well maintained.

| Mountaintop Paradise

By user-unknown on 2019-08-09. Stayed 2019-07-14 to 2019-07-16

When you go to Grayson Highlands I recommend you pick your route carefully. Certain GPS routings will route you through the country and many narrow and steep switchbacks. Once you get there you will not believe how beautiful it is. The campground has open and shaded sites and most are relatively private. The showers are standard for state parks, basic and clean. It s a great place for hiking and is partially on the Appalachian Trail. If you are a bicyclist you need both strong legs and lungs or have an electric bike. Lots of hills. What about the ponies you ask. Grayson Highlands is not only the highest point in Virginia, but it also has wild horses. I say wild horses but they are very tame in their relationship with people. They are curious and will come up to you an give you a sniff but do not let your guard down. I actually saw a video of a tourist get kicked in the jewels by one of these horses. In a summer of very high temperatures, the daily temperature was mid 70s and nights low 60s. Perfect camping weather. Make sure you put this on your campsite list and be sure to book early as it is very popular.