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JENNY WILEY STATE RESORT PARK, KY

Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014
Max reservation window: Tue Jul 14 2015
119 site(s) found

Description

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers something for everyone. With 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park is a water lovers's paradise. If fishing or boating isn't your style, consider taking in a Broadway-style show at the popular Jenny Wiley Theatre. Geography: This mountain resort is named for the legendary pioneer woman Jenny Wiley. Taken captive by Indians in 1789, Wiley endured the slaying of her brother and children and escaped after 11 months of captivity. Imagine our heroine eluding her captors as you hike the trails that weave through the wilderness. Recreation: The park's Dewey Lake has largemouth and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. The boat dock offers 199 open slips, three launching ramps, and pontoon boat rental. Hiking trails provide over thirteen miles of hiking for all ability levels. The Jenny Wiley Trail Heritage Byway embraces a 154-mile loop drive in Eastern Kentucky. The route provides easy access to more than 60 miles of existing recreational facilities, such as hiking trails. The lodge pool is for the exclusive use of overnight guests. Daily summer activities and year-round special events are planned for children and adults, under the guidance of a trained recreation director. The newest addition at Jenny Wiley is an 18-hole championship disc golf course! If you prefer regular golf, Stonecrest Golf Course is located adjacent to the park. Facilities: Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. For private accommodations, enjoy a one or two-bedroom cottage. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily. The May Lodge Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two private dining facilities each accommodate up to 70 people. The lodge contains two meeting rooms that each accommodate 125 guests, in addition to the meeting space in the Wilkinson/Stumbo Conference Center, a modern meeting facility adjacent to the amphitheatre, which may be divided into three separate meeting/banquet rooms to accommodate a total of 500-800 people, theater or banquet-style. Browse the lodge gift shop. True outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 121-site campground, which has utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and restrooms, a grocery store, and a dump station. Nearby Attractions: Attractions in the area include Butcher Hollow, David Appalachian Crafts, Mountain Home Place, Pioneer Village, the Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center, the Samuel May House, Van Lear Historical Coal Camp Museum, the grave of Jenny Wiley, Augusta Dils York Mansion, and Elkhorn City Railroad Museum. Jenny Wiley is a showplace for the performing arts. The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg is the year-round home of the Kentucky Opry and performing arts events.

Geography:

This mountain resort is named for the legendary pioneer woman Jenny Wiley. Taken captive by Indians in 1789, Wiley endured the slaying of her brother and children and escaped after 11 months of captivity. Imagine our heroine eluding her captors as you hike the trails that weave through the wilderness.

Recreation:

The park`s Dewey Lake has largemouth and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. The boat dock offers 199 open slips, three launching ramps, and pontoon boat rental. Hiking trails provide over Thirteen miles of hiking for all ability levels. The Jenny Wiley Trail Heritage Byway embraces a 154-mile loop drive in Eastern Kentucky. The route provides easy access to more than 60 miles of existing recreational facilities, such as hiking trails. The lodge pool is for the exclusive use of overnight guests. Daily summer activities and year-round special events are planned for children and adults, under the guidance of a trained recreation director. The newest addition at Jenny Wiley is an 18-hole championship disc golf course! If you prefer regular golf, Stonecrest Golf Course is located adjacent to the park.

Facilities:

Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. For private accommodations, enjoy a one or two-bedroom cottage. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily. The May Lodge Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and two private dining facilities each accommodate up to 70 people. The lodge contains two meeting rooms that each accommodate 125 guests, in addition to the meeting space in the Wilkinson/Stumbo Conference Center, a modern meeting facility adjacent to the amphitheatre, which may be divided into three separate meeting/banquet rooms to accommodate a total of 500-800 people, theater or banquet-style. Browse the lodge gift shop. True outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 121-site campground, which has utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and restrooms, a grocery store, and a dump station. Picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park.

Nearby Attractions:

Attractions in the area include Butcher Hollow, David Appalachian Crafts, Mountain Home Place, Pioneer Village, the Kentucky Appalachian Artisan Center, the Samuel May House, Van Lear Historical Coal Camp Museum, the grave of Jenny Wiley, Augusta Dils York Mansion, and Elkhorn City Railroad Museum. Jenny Wiley is a showplace for the performing arts. The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg is the year-round home of the Kentucky Opry and performing arts events.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Bathhouse
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating, Power
  • Cabins
  • Cable Tv
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Canoeing on Upper Dewey
  • Canoeing on Upper Dewey August
  • Canoeing on Upper Dewey july
  • Cottages
  • Cultural Sites/ Exhibits
  • Dancing
  • Dining
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dump Station Marina
  • Dump Station camper
  • Easter Egg hunt
  • Elk Viewing Tours
  • Elk Viewing Tours October
  • Elk Viewing Tours October 14
  • Elk Viewing Tours October 21
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Flower Viewing
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Grocery stores
  • Group/Community facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Horseshoes
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Laundry
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Lookout Tower
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Marina
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Mountain Trail Bicycles
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Program
  • Nature Study
  • Office/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Program Recreational
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Fishing Equipment
  • Rental, Boat, Motorized
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Sail Boarding
  • Sail Boating
  • Scenic driving routes
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shelters
  • Shopping
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Snorkling
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Telephone
  • Trail, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lane
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • area attraction
  • canoeing on upper dewey MAY
  • horseshoe pit
  • interpretive trail
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Vehicles
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/ Cash Machine
  • Airport
  • Antiquing
  • Archery
  • Art & Museum
  • Car Rental
  • Churches
  • Cultural Activities
  • Emergency Services
  • Field sport/activities
  • Fishing River
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Hospital
  • Hunting
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, Rv/Camper
  • Mantenance, RV/Camper
  • Mantenance,vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Museum
  • Propane
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Swimming - River
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Town
  • Water Access, River/Stream
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Recycling Station
Alerts and Important Information
No sewage or grey water shall be disposed of on the premises of the campground except at the sewage disposal site. Quiet time begins at 11:00 p.m. No visitors after 11:00 p.m. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times or otherwise restrained. Check-out time is 1:00 p.m. Alcoholic beverages, firearms and fireworks are prohibited.

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds. http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.71556, -82.74139
    37°42'56"N, 82°44'29"W

    Jenny Wiley is located in Prestonsburg, off US 23/460, on KY 3. From I-64 West, take the Mountain Parkway exit. From I-64 East, take the US 23 South exit. From I-75 north, take the Hal Rogers Parkway exit. From I-75 south, take the I-64 East exit.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    JENNY WILEY STATE RESORT PARK
    75 Theatre Court
    Prestonsburg  KY  41653-9799

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)889-1790