Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Park Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Nature Center
  • Swimming
  • Paddling
  • Playgrounds
  • Golf Course
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Ct.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone:
606-889-1790
Prestonsburg, KY
Kentucky Appalachians

Description

ALERT: Many state parks and campgrounds will be re-opening in June. For details, please visit our COVID-19 page at click here.

Lodging & Camping

CALL: 606-889-1790 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 11:00am, 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.

Music Highway Grill
Come and enjoy a fantastic meal at the Music Highway Grill. You will enjoy some contemporary classics such as buffalo strips or mozzarella sticks, and don’t forget to try our chicken quesadilla or fried green tomatoes. You will also find Jenny Wiley specialties like sirloin steak and pork chops. Try Kentucky favorites fried catfish, Kentucky Hot Brown, Kentucky country ham, and Kentucky country fare. From appetizer to dessert, you will love every bite. All Kentucky State Resort Parks restaurants support the Kentucky Proud program by utilizing locally grown meats and produce when available.

Restaurant Hours
Restaurant hours through May 1, 2020
(Carry out only; we recommend calling ahead to order)

Breakfast 7-10 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dinner 4-7 p.m.


Dates: January 2 - March 1
Open Daily Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Dinner: 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Dewey's Hours
Open Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Open Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. (food available until 10 p.m.)
Open early for games

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
There are three mountain biking trails of varying difficulty that offer 3.0-miles of riding pleasure. They include the Short-Loop (.8) the Switchback (1.9) and the Beginners Trail (.75). Mountain biking trail regulations and signage are posted at the entrance.

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.