"Grayson Highlands State Park" Grayson Highlands State Park by jmpncsu

Grayson Highlands is a park in Grayson County in southwestern Virginia just north of the North Carolina border. Grayson Highlands State Park connects to Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in Jefferson National Forest, which includes Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia.

Grayson Highlands State Park was established in 1965 and was originally named Mount Rogers State Park. Land and artifacts were acquired through fund-raising efforts of the local community, which overwhelmingly supported the establishment of the park. Several of the areas within the park are named for early settlers in the area. Massie Gap is named for Lee Massey, who lived in the area with his family in the late 19th and early 20th century. Wilburn Ridge is named for the famous hunter and trapper Wilburn Waters.

  • Last visit to Grayson Highlands State Park: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Good to see that you have written on a place that appears to be unknown on vt! Love your photo's and the area, just the type of place I like to visit!

    • jmpncsu's Profile Photo
      Jul 4, 2013 at 2:29 AM

      Thanks! I love to visit this place. It's absolutely beautiful!


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