Department of Parks
Fall Photo Workshop Offered Oct. 16-18 at Jenny Wiley

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015  
Contact Information:  Ron Gaskins, 304-532-0070, or
Trinity Shepherd, 606-889-1790

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – If autumn is your time for taking pictures, then check out Jenny Wiley State Resort Park’s Fall Photo Workshop Oct. 16-18.


The workshop will be conducted by Ron Gaskins and Amanda Haddox of Mountaineer Photo Excursions, along with park naturalist Trinity Shepherd.


Participants will be up to photograph the sunrise one morning, search for wild elk, visit a preserved pioneer home and community, and a cruise on Dewey Lake in search of bald eagles, blue herons and more.


This will be the fifth photo workshop that Gaskins and Haddox have presented at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. All experience levels are welcome.


The workshop will begin on Friday evening, with activities all day and evening on Saturday, and will conclude at lunchtime on Sunday.  The workshop fee is $89.95, and lodging is also available at the May Lodge at the park.  Contact Mountaineer Photo Excursions at for questions or to register for the workshop.  You may also visit

For lodging reservations, contact Mountaineer Photo Excursions or call the park at  606-889-1790.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park offers something for everyone. Located on the 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park has a lodge and conference center as well as fishing, boating, swimming and more. The park also has cottages, a campground and a restaurant.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at