Department of Parks
Overnight Canoe Trips Offered At Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – Looking for a relaxing canoe trip and an overnight stay in a cabin surrounded by Eastern Kentucky hills and mountains?
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg is offering guests that opportunity with overnight canoe trips every month from May through September. These guided trips are on 1,100-acre Dewey Lake. You’ll paddle to a cabin built in the 1940s when the lake was built and tell stories around a campfire.
The next day includes a tree and wildflower hike exploring the Dewey Lake Wildlife Management Area and the return trip by canoe.
The canoe trips are offered on May 5-6; June 2-3; July 14-15; Aug. 11-12; and Sept. 8-9. The cost is $50 per person and includes an evening cookout, overnight stay and breakfast. For reservations and information, call 1-800-325-0142.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground and restaurant. It also has many recreational activities including hiking trails, disc golf, swimming, boating and fishing. A summer theater also operates at the park June through August. Visit www.parks.ky.gov for more information.
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.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov