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DAWKINS LINE RAIL TRAIL

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

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Prestonsburg, Kentucky - Kentucky's Appalachians
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75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

800-255-7275
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Located a short drive from the park, directions are available at the park or online. The first 18-mile leg of the trail, from Hagerhill in Johnson County to Royalton in Magoffin County, was opened to hikers, cyclists and horseback riders on June 15, 2013. This 18-mile section features 24 trestles and the Gun Creek Tunnel, which is 662 feet long. The trail follows the old Dawkins Line railroad bed that runs from Hagerhill to Evanston. Visit the website at: http://www.parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/dawkins-line/default.aspx
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Nestled in eastern Kentucky, Floyd county's Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is one of Appalachia's finest treasures. Named after the famed frontierswoman, Jenny Wiley is well known for its outdoor amphitheater which showcases some of the region's, and countries most talented performers every summer. Dewey Lake is a 1,150 acre lake in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park full of bass, catfish, bluegill and crappie. There is a boat dock with 153 open slips, and pontoon rentals available. Over 60 miles of recreational trails can be accessed throughout the park. There are over 100 campsites, a lodge, and a number of cabins to accommodate guests.

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