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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, Kentucky   41653-9799

Phone: 606-889-1790
Toll Free: 800-325-0142
Reservations: 606-889-1790
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.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is sure to offer something for everyone. With both 1,100-acre Dewey Lake and an Olympic-size swimming pool, the park is a water lover's paradise. If swimming, fishing or boating isn't your style, consider taking in a Broadway-style show at the popular Jenny Wiley Theatre.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingFull Hookup Sitesyes
For private accommodations, enjoy a one or two-bedroom cottage. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily.

Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains.

Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern time.
Enjoy the great outdoors in the 117-site campground. Utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, a grocery store, and a dump station are available for your convenience.

Open April 1-October 31. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Meeting Rooms
The lodge contains two meeting rooms that each accommodate 125 guests. Audio-visual equipment is available. These meeting rooms are in addition to the meeting space in the Conference Center, described below.Wilkinson/Stumbo Conference CenterThis modern meeting facility is adjacent to the amphitheatre. The center may be divided into three separate meeting/banquet rooms to accommodate a total of 500-800 people, theater or banquet-style.

For information on booking an event, phone Mary at 800-325-0142.
October 17
Buffalo Night
Noon - 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy a festive buffet meal of buffalo meat and all the fixings' including carved buffalo, fried chicken, buffalo chili, and assorted vegetables and desserts. Planned nature and recreation activities are available as well. Bring the whole family to this annual event.

October 24
Haunted Hayride
7:00 P.M. - Midnight

Haunted Hayride

Oct. 16-17, 23-24, starting at dark

Specters, ghosts and ghouls await you as you take part in one of the scariest rides of your life! Come join us for this annual event and take a tractor-pulled hayride that you won't soon forget. Be very careful as scary creatures such as werewolves and vampires are on the loose! The Haunted Hay Ride will be held in the campground and will begin at dark. Cost is only $5 per person; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Trinity Shepherd at 1-800-325-0142 or email at for more information.

November 28
Elk Viewing Tour
5:30 A.M. - Noon

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish

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Acquaint yourself with the natural beauty of Jenny Wiley State Resort on the hiking trails. The trails provide over ten 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 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. One of the most overlooked areas for birdwatching is the asphalt road leading from the May Lodge to the two-bedroom cottages. You will find many species of birds year round in this area. Another area, especially for eastern bluebirds, would be the Jenny Wiley Executive Golf Course.
Area Attractions
Performing Arts

Jenny Wiley is a showplace for the performing arts! The Jenny Wiley Theatre presents summer musicals in the parks amphitheatre. In 2004, "Wizard of Oz", "Big River", & "Driving Miss Daisy" were presented.

The season runs June 6 through August 21.Tickets are around $15 adult; $13 senior; and $8 student.Performances begin at 8:15 pm.All performances, times and prices are subject to change without notice.For latest Information and reservations:Jenny Wiley Theatre (606)886-9274or toll-free: 877/ CALL-JWT (877-225-5598) www.jwtheatre.comThe Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg is the home of & Kentucky Opry & and year-round performing arts. Information and reservations: (606)886-2623 or1-888-MAC-ARTS (1-888-622-2787).

Gift Shop

Browse the lodge gift shop, offering a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenirs.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 8 was great we are fromind loved it by mirite cripe
October 24 Good time
We camped at the main campground and had a blast. Staff were nice and easy to talk to. Showerhouses were clean. We enjoyed fishing, and overall were quite pleased with our visit.
December 9 Weekend getaway by Allen and LIsa
We made reservations for a lodge room but was upgraded to a cabin. It was clean just outdated. We enjoyed our stay it was very quiet and peaceful. I missed the internet in the cabin but it was worth the time alone with my husband.

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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 Daniel Boone Parkway exit. From I-75 south, take the I-64 East exit. Here is an area map.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Highlands Region
Highlands Region
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park