Top Glamping near Grayson, KY

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Grayson. Aside from great camping spots, you'll find hiking and many more outdoor experiences. Thinking of traveling with kids? You're in luck—Grayson is surrounded by family-friendly activities. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Grayson camping trip.

Best Glamping Sites Near Grayson, KY (19)

    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

    1.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    46 Reviews
    122 Photos
    144 Saves
    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    Hidden deep under the northeast forests of Kentucky, strange formations with names like Giant Turkey, Headache Rock, and The Cathedral mingle with cave corals, underground waterfalls and thousands of endangered bats. This is what awaits visitors to Carter Caves State Resort Park, approximately 90 miles east of Lexington. The park was only established, and the cave environments protected, in 1946. Prior to this, the land—and caves—have a long and storied history. It begins millions of years ago, when North America was in its development stage, with the land rising and falling, cracking and washing away. This began forming the caves as seen today. Fast-forward to the 1800s, and the caves served as a resource during the War of 1812. Today however, this 2000-acre park—both above and below ground—serves as a recreation destination for campers and adventurers.

    The resort at Carter Caves offers a variety of overnight options, including camping, cottages and a lodge. Campers will find a large campground with 89 RV sites with utilities, 30 primitive tent sites, eight equestrian sites, and two bunkhouses. Most RV sites are back-in, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet; bunkhouses can accommodate up to six people. The campground features bathhouses with showers, water faucets, picnic shelters, horse stables, and a playground. The park’s cottages are fully equipped with linens, cookware, and most have wood-burning fireplaces; these can accommodate up to eight people. The Lewis Caveland Lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities, balconies and patios. Dogs are permitted in designated areas, and must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $18–$55/night; cottages and lodge rooms are $75–$240/night.

    The main attraction at Carter Caves State Resort Park is … the caves! There are six named caves in the park for exploring. Some are open year-round, some are only open during the summer. The park offers guided walking tours in four of the caves. Tours range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, and require some stair-climbing and stooping. There are also two caves open for self-exploration. These are undeveloped, and require visitors to provide their own light source. For the adventurous, there are also two cave crawling expeditions. These tours are three hours long, and explore tight, undeveloped passages that require lots of crawling, stooping and duck-walking in muddy conditions. For visitors who would rather stay and play above ground, the park features 26 miles of hiking trails, guided horseback rides, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, and fishing and paddling on Smoky Valley Lake.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground

    2.

    Zilpo Campground

    49 Reviews
    256 Photos
    275 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a selection of lakefront sites. Views of the lake are enjoyed by those who relax on the sandy beach. Tater Knob, a fire tower open to the public, is nearby, offering outstanding views of the area.

    Recreation

    Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake. Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

    Facilities

    Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake. Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

    Natural Features

    Zilpo sits on a peninsula in the middle portion of Cave Run Lake at an elevation of 800 feet. The lake spans 8,270 acres with soft, sandy beaches. The campground is shaded by a stand of mixed hardwoods, and campsites have good privacy.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest community is 12 miles away.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA

    3.

    Ashland Huntington West KOA

    14 Reviews
    24 Photos
    16 Saves
    Grayson, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    4.

    Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    131 Photos
    233 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed conifer and deciduous trees. The recreation area includes two reservable group picnic areas. Group camping is also available.

    Recreation

    Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits. There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

    Facilities

    Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits. There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

    Natural Features

    The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest lies within the Cumberland Plateau, where steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land in this region. Cave Run Lake is in the Cumberland District in the northernmost part of the forest. The lake is surrounded by the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction within the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $43 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground

    5.

    Shawnee State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    161 Photos
    82 Saves
    Friendship, Ohio

    Welcome to Shawnee State Park Campground, nestled in the scenic hills near West Portsmouth, Ohio. This place is a haven for those who love the great outdoors, offering year-round camping with a variety of accommodations including tents, RVs, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the seclusion of the tent sites. They're tucked away in the woods, providing a private and peaceful camping experience. If you're into hiking, you'll love the trails that start right from the campground, winding through the hilly terrain and offering some truly beautiful views.

    For families, there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. The campground boasts a small lake perfect for kayaking or paddleboarding, and there's even a mini-golf course and an outdoor movie theater. Kids will love the playground, and the nature center offers educational activities and trails to explore.

    Amenities are top-notch, with electric hookups, drinking water, and clean shower houses with flush toilets. Pets are welcome, and you can easily find picnic tables and fire rings at most sites. There's also a small campground store for any essentials you might need, though it's closed during the off-season.

    Visitors have praised the friendly and helpful camp hosts, as well as the well-maintained grounds. The park is known for its quiet, peaceful atmosphere, making it a great spot to relax and unwind. Just be sure to bring all your supplies, as the nearest town isn't too close.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, the lake activities, or just to enjoy some time in nature, Shawnee State Park Campground offers a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $24 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

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    Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    142 Saves
    Pedro, Ohio

    Overview

    Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the rolling hills surrounding the campground.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Natural Features

    Iron Ridge Campground is located on a wooded ridge above 143-acre Lake Vesuvius. A scenic forest of mature eastern hardwoods covers the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    7.

    Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    19 Reviews
    51 Photos
    29 Saves
    Ona, West Virginia

    Welcome to Huntington / Fox Fire KOA, a cozy spot nestled near Milton, WV. This campground is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable stay with plenty of amenities. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or looking for a cabin or glamping experience, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how welcoming and accommodating the crew is, making your stay that much more enjoyable. The sites come with patios, picnic tables, fire pits, and even gas grills, adding a touch of convenience and comfort to your camping experience.

    The campground is well-equipped with essential amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets. For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that pets are allowed. Plus, there's a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Now, a heads-up: the campground is situated between US60 and I64, so you might hear some highway noise. But many campers find that the overall experience more than makes up for it. The pine trees between sites offer a bit more privacy than you might expect from a typical KOA.

    If you're planning a visit, keep an eye out for the entrance—it can be a bit tricky to spot. But once you're in, you'll find a well-maintained and welcoming environment. Whether you're just stopping overnight or planning a longer stay, Huntington / Fox Fire KOA is a solid choice for your camping adventure.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      8.

      Grayson Lake Damsite Shelters

      1 Review
      2 Saves
      Grahn, Kentucky

      Overview

      Grayson Lake Dam Site Shelters are just seven miles south of Grayson, Kentucky on state Route 7 on Grayson Lake. Recreational activities abound on and around this 20-mile long lake. Boating, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hunting are the area's most popular draws.

      Recreation

      Visitors flock to Grayson Lake for its numerous recreational opportunities, including boating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing for bass, crappie, catfish and bluegill. A marina is located at the dam site for convenient boat storage. Hikers enjoy the Api-su-ahts Trail, with four loops totaling over 22 miles. The trail offers scenic views of the lakeshore and mature hardwood forests as it winds through creek bottoms, hollows and ridgetops in the more secluded region of the Wildlife Management Area east of Grayson Lake.

      Facilities

      This site contains four group picnic shelters with water and 15-amp electrical hookups, large grills and picnic tables. Accessible vault toilets are provided.Playgrounds are located next to each shelter!

      Natural Features

      Grayson Lake is known for its sculptured sandstone cliffs that rise 30 to 200 feet above the lake's surface, providing many narrow, scenic canyons just waiting to be explored. The gently sloping landscape around the lake is forested with a mixture of oak, white and yellow pine, elm, and Kentucky's state tree, the Tulip Poplar. Fall colors are particularly impressive at Grayson Lake.

      Nearby Attractions

      The Grayson Game Refuge Area and Wildlife Management Area are both nearby, offering hiking, hunting, birding and fishing. Grayson Lake State Park is just a few minutes away, with an 18-hole golf course, camping, hiking and more great water activities.

      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Cabins

      $75 / night

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        9.

        Creekside Cabins & RV Park

        1 Review
        6 Saves
        Louisa, Kentucky
        • Pets
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • ADA Access
        • RVs
        • Tents
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius
        Camper-submitted photo from Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius

        10.

        Oak Hill - Lake Vesuvius

        3 Reviews
        9 Photos
        69 Saves
        Pedro, Ohio

        Overview

        Oak Hill Campground is one of two camping areas within Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area. It has recently renovated and upgraded with modern conveniences like electric hookups and flush toilets. Lake Vesuvius is very close, providing access to ample recreational opportunities.

        Recreation

        Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A spur within the campground connects to the Rock House Trail, which leads to a cave Native Americans used as a hide-out many years ago.

        Facilities

        Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie and bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A spur within the campground connects to the Rock House Trail, which leads to a cave Native Americans used as a hide-out many years ago.

        Natural Features

        The campground is situated on the west side of the 143-acre lake. A mixed hardwood-pine forest with many mature oak trees covers the area.

        Nearby Attractions

        The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

        • Pets
        • Fires
        • Electric Hookups
        • Phone Service
        • RVs
        • Tents

        $20 / night

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