Bicycles are permitted on main roads and campground areas. There is a off-road bicycle trail located on Route 302 in Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.
Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Marina, Goble Branch Boat Launch, Stratton Branch Boat Launch, Terry Boat Launch and German Campground.
Camping at Dewey Lake is restricted to authorized camping areas only. The use of vehicles off authorized roadways is prohibited. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park maintains two campgrounds. One is a full facility campground, and the other is a primitive, boat-in campground. Jenny Wiley State Park also encompasses day use facilities such as playgrounds, picnic sites and four boat launching ramps. Contact Jenny Wiley State Resort Park at (606) 889-1790 or (606) 886-2711.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages one campground – the Dewey Lake Primitive Campground. There are 12 shoreline site available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All sites include a fire ring and picnic table. There is access to a water spigot, but no electric hook-ups are available. Access to the campground is by walk-in or boat-in access only. Sites are $10 per night paid through a horror vault system. For directions or more information, call 606-886-6709.
For Dewey Lake fishing/water information line call 606-886-6398. (Updated daily or as conditions require)
Game laws are enforced by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife conservation/boating officers. Fishing is allowed from boats and shoreline in and along Dewey Lake. Game fish occurring are bass, crappie, brim, catfish and muskie. Kentucky fishing licenses are required. Trout stocking reports can be found on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website.
Foot trails and multipurpose trails can be found at the Damsite, Jenny Wiley State Park and German Bridge campground. Two interpretive trails are located near the Damsite and include tree identification markers, a park bench and wildlife viewing. Interpretive trail heads are located on the north side of Picnic Hollow, and the southwest aspect of the bottom of the intake structure. Please call a Park Ranger for the location of additional areas conducive for hiking.
Horseback riding on Dewey Lake is permitted at German Bridge Campground and the Damsite on designated trails. For more information on horseback riding at Dewey Lake please contact the Floyd County Fiscal Court at 606-886-2371 or the US Army Corps of Engineers at 606-886-6709.
Hunting at Dewey Lake is permitted at various areas throughout the project. A map of the Wildlife Management area is available in several locations including the Corps of Engineers project office, the Fish and Wildlife office at Dewey Lake.. For information concerning hunting regulations and other issues such as youth quota hunts please visit the Kentucky Fish andWildlife website
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Marina, located near the May Lodge and the Wilkinson Convention Center, provides visitors with docking facilities, boat launching facilities, restrooms and party barge rentals. For more information regarding the marina call 606-886-2711.
Shelter Reservations & Picnicking
Picnic shelters are located at the Downstream Recreation Area and Picnic Hollow. All Shelters are available on a first come first serve basis EXCEPT WHEN RESERVED IN ADVANCE. A fee of $80.00 is required for reserving a shelter. reservations will be taken on the following website: http://www.recreation.gov or by phone 1-877-444-6777.
There are no designated swimming beaches located on Dewey Lake, swim at your own risk. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park does provide a swimming pool at May Lodge, for more information on the swimming pool at May Lodge please call (606)-889-1790.
Dewey Lake Project Office/Visitor Center is located above the Downstream Recreation Area. Maps and brochures are available Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.