Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

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A double bed room in the Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 2
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The living room in a cabin at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 4
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A campsite located in the campground at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 6
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One of several picnic areas located along the shores of Dewey Lake. Photo 9
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A cabin located in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 11
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A summer theatrical production at Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre. Photo 13
Hiking on one of the many trails located in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 14
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The entrance to The Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 16
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Early morning fishing on Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 19
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Mountain biking on one of the trails at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 21
Kayaking on Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 22
A cabin located in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 23
Kayaking on Dewey Lake at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Photo 24
The marina on Dewey Lake. Photo 25
A production at the Jenny Wiley Amphitheatre. Photo 26
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Location:

75 Theatre Ct.
Prestonsburg KY 41653

Lodging & Camping

Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, which overlooks Dewey Lake, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m., local time. We are now pet friendly! No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. The park also has 18 cottages.

There are two campgrounds for guests. A 121-site campground with utility hookups, buildings with showers/restrooms and a dump station that campers can access. Also available are boat-in campsites that can only be accessed by water. These sites cost $10 per night (cash only). For more information about the boat-in campground, call (606) 889-1790.

Meetings
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers a unique vista for your next meeting or get together in Prestonsburg, KY. For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.

Music Highway Grill

Food service is available on a carry out basis with a limited menu. Please call ahead to order.

Open daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


Outdoor Theatre
The reviews are in and they’re all good! Jenny Wiley is a top-notch showplace for the performing arts! For latest information and reservations, call the Jenny Wiley Theatre at (606) 886-2683. Visit their website www.macarts.com

Things to Do
Biking
The Sugarcamp Mountain Trail system is a multi-use (mountain biking, hiking and horse) facility created through a joint effort by Jenny Wiley State Resort Park and the city of Prestonsburg. For more information CLICK HERE.

Birding

The biggest attraction at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is the Spring Warblers and migration. You will be able to add numerous warblers to your list along with many sightings of American Redstarts, Eastern Bluebirds, and Bald Eagles.

Boating

We have pontoons, canoes, kayaks, and a jon boat available for rent so you can enjoy Dewey Lake. Visit the marina for rentals. The marina is open March 15-October 31.

Canoeing
Whether you are looking for a relaxing day of paddling, an afternoon of fishing, or you want to explore all Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has to offer, you can do all of this from a canoe! Stop by the Nature Center 8am to 4pm any day of the week, Memorial Day through Labor Day for rental ($).

Elk Watching
Elk have been introduced to Kentucky as a wildlife re-introduction program. Before the release in 1997, elk had been gone from Kentucky for nearly 150 years. Check our event listing for a list of upcoming Elk Tour dates.

Fishing
For "reel" excitement, Jenny Wiley is the place to be! Dewey Lake has largemouth and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast. Click here to view. Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.

Gift Shop
Book lovers flock to this gift shop. There they find historical books, cook books and novels by Kentucky authors. The selection of handcrafts include walking sticks, coal figurines, candles and unique art work. 

Hiking
Acquaint yourself with the natural beauty of Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on the trails. The trails provide over ten miles of hiking for all ability levels, as well as a three-mile mountain bike loop. The Jenny Wiley Trail Heritage Byway embraces a 154-mile loop drive in eastern Kentucky. The park provides easy access to more than 60 miles of existing recreational facilities, such as hiking trails.

Nature Center
Located just at the bottom of the hill from the May Lodge, you will find the interpretive center with displays discussing natural, cultural, and historic facts of the area. Take a look into a Beech Forest where you can learn about some of the animals that call Jenny Wiley State Resort Park home. Plus, take a step back in time as you learn about our namesake, the courageous pioneer lady whose story still rings loudly through the mountains, or view a replica of an actual coal mine and learn of the many benefits that come from coal. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day, Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Outdoor Theater
Jenny Wiley is a showplace for the performing arts! All performances, times and prices are subject to change without notice. For latest Information and reservations call Jenny Wiley Theatre (606) 886-2683. www.macarts.com 

Picnicking
Picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for the perfect family outing. 

Playgrounds
Picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for the perfect family outing. 

Swimming
The lodge pool is for the exclusive use of overnight guests. Open Memorial Day through mid-August.
Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Boat Launch
  • Business Center
  • Exercise Room
  • Internet Access Available
  • Lounge
  • Marina on Site
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Room Service
General Information
  • Discount Rates Available
  • Guided Tours
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hunting/Fishing Licenses Available/For Sale
  • Military Rates
  • Number of Cottages/Condos: 18
  • Number of Suites: 48
Rental Options
  • Fishing Boat Rental: Yes
  • Houseboat Rental: Yes
  • Pontoon Rental: Yes