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Nolin Lake State Park, Mammoth Cave

4.3
#32 of 61 in Nature in Kentucky
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Nolin Lake State Park reviews

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58 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • What a wonderful small campground right on the water with HUGE sites! We stayed in a 45 foot RV for 5 nights on site #25. Great biking and hiking trails, fishing and gorgeous sunsets. VERY family... 
    What a wonderful small campground right on the water with HUGE sites! We stayed in a 45 foot RV for 5 nights on site #25. Great biking and hiking trails, fishing and gorgeous sunsets. VERY family...  more »
  • Had a great time and our first time at Nolin Lake State Park. The park rangers were friendly and very helpful. Love the sites. We were site 13, close to the lake and bathhouse. There is a small... 
    Had a great time and our first time at Nolin Lake State Park. The park rangers were friendly and very helpful. Love the sites. We were site 13, close to the lake and bathhouse. There is a small...  more »
  • We have been going to this campground for over 10 years now same time every year Love this place never had a problem until this year, 1. Bathhouses dirty the whole time 5days didn’t see anyone clean.....  more
    We have been going to this campground for over 10 years now same time every year Love this place never had a problem until this year, 1. Bathhouses dirty the whole time 5days didn’t see anyone clean.....  more »
Google
  • This was a nice respite from extreme heat wave while camping in the area. Only downside was no bathrooms at beach location so if you need to change into a suit or out of one use the Ranger office where bathrooms are located or drive into the campgeound and use their bath house which is what we did. The other issue is the sand is quite brown, not white and it was scorching hot and you really have to wear your shoes or sandals down to the waters edge and leave them there. 😉 The water was quite warm, most of the beach bottom was sandy then further out small rocks and pebbles. There is no shaded areas at the beach itself so many bring their own pop up canopies which is smart. It is a wonderful asset to have this area accessible for anyone to use free of charge and we appreciate the state keeping it free to use.
  • A friend and I visit nearly every year. It was just past peak color and the trails were completely covered in leaves, adding to the already challenging rocky ride. Very scenic late fall ride.
  • Beautiful park. I was lucky to get a site near the lake. The stars were gorgeous at night. It was extremely hot while at this park, so I wasn't outside a lot. Showers/toilets were decent. Steep incline getting up to the park! Narrow roads as well.
  • Great beach and lake. If you are in the area it is worth the trip. There is some shade with the trees and a boat launch.
  • Such a beautiful lake and park. Highly recommend visiting at least once.

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