Grays Arch Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Grays Arch Picnic Area is located off of Tunnel Ridge Road in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland Ranger District.

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Red River Gorge Brochure (pdf)

Nearby Trails: Gray's Arch Trail #205 (0.25 miles)

Red River Gorge 36x36 Map36x36 inch map (pdf; 7 MB) of the Red River Gorge. Includes trails, roads, streams, recreation areas, Clifty Wilderness and other boundaries. You can get this map printed full size by contacting a print vendor with a large format plotter. In some versions of Acrobat, you can print out sections on your home printer. Better yet, download the file for a digital reference.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees None
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Stanton
Water: None
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
859-488-1413 (2020 season)

General Information


Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right onto KY 15; go 3 miles and turn left onto Tunnel Ridge Road. The picnic area is less than one mile on the right.


Parking is available at the picnic area.


The toilets are accessible. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Capacity of 30
No. of Sites5
Reservation InfoSites are not reservable.


Picnic tables Picnic tables are at some of the sites.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Accessible Toilets are accessible.