PRESTONSBURG – Memorial Weekend was an eventful time for tourists who came to Floyd County to enjoy time off work with friends and family.
Prestonsburg Tourism hosted Paddle Fest on Saturday. Down the road in Hager Hill, Combs Airport Drag Racing was underway as the East Kentucky Hillbilly Championship Series came to town. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park was also packed as families gathered at the Jenny Wiley Campground for family fun. The lake was full of boats with families enjoying beautiful sunshine on the water.
Jenny Wiley Campground hosts fun activities such as trail hikes, crafts, karaoke and line dancing every weekend. Rates for Sunday-Thursday in A, B, and C sections is $23 ($20.70 with discount). C section with sewer is $33 ($29.70 with discount). The weekend rate for sections A, B and C is $26 ($23.40 with discount). C section with sewer is $36 ($32.40 with discount).
Jenny Wiley Campground offers discounts for the following Senior Citizens, AAA Members, Disability, Disabled Kentucky Veterans, Kentucky POW, and Military. Reservations are available through Reserve America at 1-888-459-7275 or online at www.reserveamerica.com
The Jenny Wiley Marina also offers fun options for those who love to enjoy time on the water. Marina pontoon rates Sunday night through Thursday night are two hours for $45, four hours for $60 and the day for $100. Daytime rental is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nighttime rental is from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday Morning through Sunday evening rentals are two hours for $60, four hours for $85, and the day for $85. The weekly rate for pontoon boats (seven days and seven nights) is $850. John Boat rentals are also available – four hours for $50, entire day for $85 and overnight for $100. Marina canoe and kayak rental rates are four hours for $20 and $35 for a day. Customers are responsible for the fuel used during their rental.
Summer activities are planned for Prestonsburg and surrounding areas in Floyd County throughout the summer.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.