Grayson Lake

Grayson Lake is a 1,500-acre (6.1 km2) reservoir in Carter and Elliott counties in Kentucky. It was created by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1968 by impounding the Little Sandy River[2] with the Grayson Dam, an earthen structure 120 feet high, creating a maximum capacity of 118,990 acre-feet. Sections of Kentucky Route 7 were re-routed as a result of the lake's creation. KY 7 now traverses a modern highway stretch around the park, crossing the dam also.

Grayson Lake
Lake and Dam
LocationCarter / Elliott counties, Kentucky, United States
Coordinates38°15′5.5″N 82°59′1.88″W
Typeartificial lake
Primary inflowsLittle Sandy River
Primary outflowsLittle Sandy River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area1,500 acres (6.1 km2)
Max. depth60 feet (18 m)[1]

The lake is the major attraction of Grayson Lake State Park.[3]

See also


  2. Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  3. "Grayson Lake State Park". Kentucky Department of Parks. 2005-10-10. Retrieved 2007-02-17.

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