Restaurant name: Grayson’s Landing Restaurant
Airport: Rough River Dam State Resort Park Airport (2I3)
Famous for: Spectacular view of Rough River Lake from dining room
Restaurant tips: Grayson’s Landing Restaurant is located on the bottom floor of Rough River Dam State Resort Park’s forty-room lodge in Falls of the Rough, KY. The restaurant boasts a large bank of wrapped windows through which patrons can enjoy stunning views of Rough River Lake.
The Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, and Kids menus feature a wide variety of reasonably-priced foods, including seasonal selections of locally-harvested produce and products; in fact, most items are under $10. Many folks, though, will opt for the buffet when available which nicely covers everything from salad to dessert.
Sunday through Thursday restaurant hours are (Central Time): Breakfast 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM; and Dinner 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Friday and Saturday restaurant hours are: Breakfast 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM; Lunch 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM; and Dinner 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
One of the best parts about visiting Grayson’s Landing Restaurant is the beautiful scenery. The airport is located at the state park, and the lodge is just a short, easy 10 minute walk away. Along the way, stop for a game of putt-putt, or stroll down to the lake’s edge. The lake is a perfect place to catch fish, skip rocks with the kids, go for a swim, or rent a pontoon from the full-service marina, so bring your park map and sunscreen, and enjoy a day on the lake.
Airport tips: The park’s airport has a single 3,200’ paved runway (2-20). A bathhouse with restrooms and showers is open year-round. Tie downs are available, and you can even pitch a tent and camp right at the airport for $10 a night if you do not want to stay at the lodge. If you need transportation to the lodge, just call park staff at (270) 257-2311. While fuel and services are not available on-field, there are several airports close by that have them.
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popular destination for pilots out of Bowman Field, Louisville. I hear good things about the weekend buffet. From what I remember on my only flight there many years ago, Fort Knox restricted airspace was not too far away (but certainly not a problem) and Louisville approach class C was a big help.
Rough River brings a lot of memories…. been heading there every year for the past 30 years. Great place.
Went there several times for a model airplane patern contest several years ago. an Arrow, a Beech 18, and a Navajo were the mode of transportation.
The canard group has been getting together there for many years. Biggest Rutan type design fly-in in the world.