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Summer fun: Grayson Lake plans seasonal events

Jeremy D. Wells
Carter County Times

 Grayson Lake State Park has some summer events coming up they want visitors to the lake to be aware of – one that’s tailor made for night owls and another that’s gone completely to the dogs. 

If your pup loves the water as much as you do, The Dog Days of Summer is an event you won’t want to miss. Demonstrations on water safety for you and your four-legged friends, from Bobber the Water Safety Dog, will help get you and your best friend ready for your 2021 Lake Swim. 

Rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be teaching on water safety and officers with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a K9 training demonstration at noon.

All demonstrations are open to the public and their pups, though pets must be kept on a leash, and take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on August 14 at Shelter 3 at the lake. 

A week later, on Saturday, August 21, the Corps and Carter County Tourism will host a Glow in the Dark Kayak trip, with a moonlight paddle to Hidden Cove. This public event begins at 8 p.m. from the Clifty Creek Boat Ramp. However, organizers urge participants to show up a half an hour or so before the event, so they can find parking and get their kayak into the water. Participants must provide their own kayaks, lifejacket, and a headlamp. Kayakers under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate. 

The moonlight paddle to Hidden Cove will highlight efforts this month to clean up the lake, including a trash cleanup targeting the Clifty Creek area earlier this month. 

For more information on either event, contact the Corps of Engineers at (606)474-5815 or email park ranger Alice Hall at alice.f.hall@usace.army.mil. 

You can also find more information and register for events on the Grayson Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers Facebook page. 

Contact the writer at editor@cartercountytimes.com

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