This leisurely, beginner-friendly adventure that everyone is sure to love in beautiful Grayson Lake State Park. Enjoy world-class hiking through canyons and arches as well as paddleboarding.
- Spend 3 hours leisurely stand-up paddleboarding in Grayson Grotto.
- Discover up to 7 waterfalls.
- Star in 2 personal photos, guaranteed, and numerous group photos perfect for sharing on Facebook.
- Enjoy a small-group experience with a maximum of 12 participants.
- Adult Ages 12 and up
- Child Ages 9 to 11 | Must be accompanied by an adult
Explore a secluded world of waterfalls
Enter an enchanted world of cliffs, caves, coves, and endless waterfalls. You’ll feel transported to Middle Earth as you explore the secluded Grayson Grotto on a stand-up paddleboard.
Tucked away among mossy sandstone cliffs is the seductive Grotto Falls on Far Clifty Creek. Keep paddling to find Craig Creek Falls, Gray Hollow Falls, Sam Carroll Falls, Stafford Creek Falls, and Lick Falls.
Behind Hidden Falls, you can paddle through a crack in the sandstone to enter a secret cove. Let your imagination run wild as you explore this surreal landscape dotted with beech and hemlock trees.
*Stand Up Paddle Kentucky reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.
- 3-hour guided tour
- Digital photo album
- High-quality stand up paddle board from NRS or Hala
- Paddle from Accent Paddles
- Personal flotation device from NRS
- Bottle of Path Water and snacks
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time
- Gear up
- Quickly review skills
- Paddle to the Grotto
- From Lexington, KY, travel east on I-64 to Exit 172 Grayson.
- Go right off the exit on Hwy 7.
- Go just under 10 miles to Clifty Boat Ramp, where you will turn right into a gravel parking lot.
- On the way to the boat ramp, you will pass over the Grayson Dam and cross one bridge after the dam. Before you arrive at the second bridge you will see the boat ramp entrance.
- Go through the parking lot and turn left to head towards the water.
- Click here for a map to download. The logo on the map is the Clifty Boat Ramp location.