PRESTONSURG – The Big Sandy Trail Riders Club is preparing for an upcoming event the German Bridge Campground/Trailhead and Dewey Lake Horse Trails located at 7533 Ky. Rt. 194 in Prestonsburg. To kick off summer, Big Sandy Trail Riders Club will hold its first organized trail ride of the year June 3-5.
The organization will hold its inaugural Horse and Rider Costume Class Saturday at 4 p.m. The German Bridge Campground/Trailhead is located on the South end of Dewey Lake. A total of 30 campsites with electric and water are available for $30 and primitive campsites are available for $15 during rides. The campground over the past several years has revamped many of the facilities and now offers his and hers restrooms with shower facilities, picnic shelters and pavilions and a children’s playground. In addition to the aforementioned features, the German Bridge Campground also offers a 20 stall barn for trail riders to house their horses when they not on the trail.
The Big Sandy Trail Riders Club is geared up offer over 40 miles of exciting trails for horse riding enthusiasts. The Copperas Creek Trail, accessible from the campground, and 20 miles, is a down and back trail along the lake shore. The Turnhole Trail is also accessible from the campground and the Turnhole Parking Area is 11 total miles through the forested terrain. The Dewey Lake Trail, the only trail not accessible from the campground, is accessible from the Dewey Dam area only and includes 11 miles of scenic trail along the lake shore.
Experienced riders can take advantage of the amazing trails on their own or participated in the organized trail rides on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Trail bosses to lead the way during the organized trail rides.
The Big Sandy Trail Riders Club has established partnerships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Resources, Floyd County Fiscal Court, Booth Energy and Randy Bradley. To make reservations, contact campground manager Tommy Marcum or assistant manager Drema Deskins at 606-874-1150.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.