DEWEY LAKE SHELTER, KY

Dewey Lake Shelters offer a day-use area on the shores of Dewey Lake in eastern Kentucky. Located just west of the Appalachian Mountains, the lake shore offers a peaceful, forested setting with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for groups of up to 150 guests.The lake is surrounded...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 12 2014   Season Dates

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Dewey Lake Shelter only accepts payments and reservations through Recreation.gov. No payments can be accepted at the site.
  • Alcohol and firearms are prohibited within the park
  • Restrooms close at 10 p.m. through the spring and summer months and at 3:30 p.m. after September
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Overview

Overview

Dewey Lake Shelters offer a day-use area on the shores of Dewey Lake in eastern Kentucky. Located just west of the Appalachian Mountains, the lake shore offers a peaceful, forested setting with plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities for groups of up to 150 guests.

Natural Features:

The lake is surrounded by rolling, forested hills that rise hundreds of feet above the water. The thick forests and calm water provide habitat for a variety of animals, including bald eagles, black bear, elk, deer, osprey and otters. Fall foliage displays brighten the lush green forests each fall.

Recreation:

The picnic shelters are situated on an open, grassy area with plenty of space for children to play. A hiking trail is located near picnic shelter 4.

Fishing is a popular activity from boats and the shoreline, and anglers will find bass, crappie, brim, bluegill, catfish and muskie. Hunting is also allowed in various areas throughout the land surrounding the lake.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, which lines much of the western shore of the lake, has many additional amenities and activities, such as off-road bicycling and hiking trails and a marina with boat rentals and docking facilities.

Facilities:

Dewey Lake offers four covered picnic shelters, ideal for family reunions and other large group events. All shelters have electric hookups and are near a playground. Shelter 2 is also adjacent to a baseball field, and shelters 3 and 4 are closest to Dewey Dam.

Booking Window
Tue Jul 29 2014 - Sat Jul 25 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sun Oct 11 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Baseball Fields
  • Boating
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Oct 12 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 11 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.74472, -82.72861
37°44'41"N, 82°43'43"W

From U.S. Route 23, turn right onto Route 3 east, which becomes Route 321. Continue for 1.9 miles, then turn onto Route 302 to the Dewey Lake Project Office and Visitor Center.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DEWEY LAKE SHELTER
HC 70 BOX 540
VAN LEAR  KY  41265

Phone Number:

Project Office: (606)789-4521
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