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Jet ski rentals now available in Floyd County

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park say they are thrilled to now offer an activity that only a few other state parks have.

The official summer season kicked off at the park in Prestonsburg with something new and exciting for guests.

Park Naturalist Trinity Shepherd says,"We have the Yamaha 'WaveRunner'...they are probably one of the safest jet skis."

Two brand new jet skis are available to rent for anyone 18 and older with a valid driver's license.

Shepherd says, "The rates for jet skis are $85 per hour, $250 for 4 hours, or $350 for all day, and all of those rates are plus gas."

Park officials say they have received requests for jet ski rentals for years and they are now thrilled to be able to offer those.

Shepherd explains, "This is something we've wanted for a long time. It is probably the most requested item that we've had from guests over the years and now we are proud to be able to offer those jet skis."

Jennifer Caudill, drove one of the new jet skis and says, "They are exhilerating, it is fun, your adrenaline gets pumping…it is just amazing out there on them."

Officials say because of reviews like that, they are confident the jet skis will be a popular rental just like their pontoon boats.

Shepherd says, "They can call ahead of time and make reservations so we are glad to be able to do advanced reservations on all the water crafts that we have."

Caudill says, "This is really the first time I've ever been on a jet ski, and I can't wait to get on it again."

Park officials hope adding jet ski rentals will continue to attract tourists from around the area.


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