Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park was founded as Dewey Lake State Park on January 1, 1954, with Dewey Lake near Prestonsburg, Kentucky as its centerpiece. It was renamed in the early 1950s for Virginia "Jenny" Wiley, a pioneer woman who is remembered as a survivor of captivity by Native Americans. It became one of the resort parks in the state in 1962 with the opening of the May Lodge.
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  • We went out and just looked around a little at the campground, and the May Lodge. The campgrounds have access to showers, restrooms, electric hookups, and water. They allow RVs and also tents. You have to book your stay online. You can't just show up and get a camping spot like they used to do. They play live music and have bands sometimes, and have country line dancing, square dancing, fireworks, different activities at the campgrounds, especially on holidays, like the 4th of July!. It's really pretty out there! Lots of beautiful nature trails to walk on! They also have an area where you have to take a boat to camp, which is really neat! The May Lodge is beautiful! But if you're disabled, you don't have a lot of access to everything, and you do have a few steps you have to go up to enter the lodge. I hadn't been up there in years, and I don't think I appreciated the beauty of nature as much as I do now. It's such a gorgeous place to spend your time, and the lake is awesome! But there's no way I could cover it all in this post! Great place for kids, and adults too! They have a nice big playground! You can ride bikes, play basketball, volleyball, tennis, horse shoes, picnic at the picnic tables and shelters, grill, go fishing in the lake or at the dam, rent canoes, paddle boats, pontoons, have jet skiing! Camping, lodging, rent a cottage. They also have live theatrical plays! I remember going out there when I was a kid, and watched the play of "Anne" and "The Sound of Music." The list goes on and on!, Also pet friendly, indoors and outdoors! I think they limit it to 2 pets. I took a few pictures, of the campgrounds, and lodge. I wish I would've took more, but I had other things on my agenda that day. I'll try to take more the next time. If you love nature, being outdoors, or if you'd like to just try it, I think this is a great place to go!..
  • Clean, quiet, gorgeous and everyone was so friendly. The price was excellent. Food was perfect. I will bring the whole family next time.

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