Blue Ridge Outdoors Top Towns Nominee: Prestonsburg, Kentucky

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Deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, the small town of Prestonsburg is home to a diverse array of outdoor opportunities. For starters, there is the Dewey Lake Recreation Area, where locals and visitors enjoy scenic views of Appalachia’s western end in a serene, wildlife-rich setting.

Also on the shores of Dewey Lake is the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. This unique state park offers boater access, fully furnished campsites, and luxury lodge accommodations. The Prestonsburg area is also home to the Levisa Fork River, know to hold abundant populations of trophy smallmouth, and the 18-mile Dawkins Line Rail Trail.


DID YOU KNOW: This part of Eastern Kentucky is one of the rare places east of the Rocky Mountains where elk populations flourish.

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