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Grayson Lake
USACE Grayson Lake and Dam.jpg
Lake and Dam
Location Carter / Elliott counties, Kentucky, United States
Type artificial lake
Primary inflows Little Sandy River
Primary outflows Little Sandy River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 1,500 acres (6.1 km2)
Max. depth 60 feet (18 m)

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 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.

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

Grayson Lake
An eye level image from the lake, showing trees turning colors for Autumn.
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