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Nolin Lake State Park

2998 Brier Creek Road

The area surrounding Nolin Lake State Park is topographically diverse. Edmonson County is part of “cave country.” Mammoth Cave is the largest explored cave system in the world. Since its discovery by early settlers in the late 1700s, millions of visitors have come to explore the more than 340 miles of known passageways. Mammoth Cave National Park covers 51,000 acres. Edmondson County was formed January 12, 1825 and named for Capt. John Edmondson of Virginia, who was killed at the Battle of the River Raisin in the War of 1812. Edmondson is a rural county that has a gently rolling terrain that in places gives way to steep hills. The county has both Nolin and Green Rivers flowing within its boundaries.


Ben Pancoast

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
There are really two separate campgrounds here... the 60 site primitive section has much smaller campsites which are more closely spaced. The 32 site RV friendly section of the site has water/electric hookups and this is the section where each site has a large leveled area along with nicely spaced out campsites. While there IS a bathroom with AC sort of near the primitive section of the site you have to get in your car to drive to the other side of the campground for the showers. Its maybe a 3min drive or a 15min walk. One thing I found confusing is that both sections of the campground have their own number system so you could be at site "23" in the primitive campsite OR site "23" in the RV section with electric/water. Both site 23's have a view of the water which doesn't help differentiate things on a map. Most of the maps online show campsites going out along a peninsula this map is of the RV section of the campground BUT for some reason when we go to reserve America the map of the sites looks totally different... this is because we could only reserve the primitive sites online at Reserve America. That site also had a minimum stay length. When we called the site directly however we had no issues just booking over the phone, they took our deposit and sent us an email confirmation and when we arrived the site was reserved for us which was great!! We stayed at site 23 in the primitive campground and had a beautiful view of the water. Our 8 person tent did fit but we had to find just the right angle to make it work. I would not hesitate to stay at site 22 or 23 in the primitive campground as both are beautiful however site 24 is somewhat eroded & site 25 was badly eroded and the trees had been cut down so there was no shade. You would not be able to find a flat spot for anything more than a small 3 or 4 person tent at either of these sites. Site 26 looks out over the water and might have the most "area" to itself of the primitive lake view sites but it is also right next to the beach. Again not sure how big of a tent you'd get on this site. The primitive sites in the woods were all pretty close to one another and might be great for a larger group looking to all be close to one another. If we come back I'd look to either book site 22/23 in the primitive area with the lake view OR one of the much larger and more level sites in the RV friendly part of the campground. As other reviewers noted we found the bathrooms to be clean enough, and the staff was friendly. The directions to Mammoth cave were helpful as well and took us via back roads right to the visitor center. The kids loved taking the ferry across the river which was only a 5min wait and cut a good amount of time off the trip compared to the route google wanted to send us which was quite round about. We caught a lot of sun fish and a nice bass by the dock in the evenings and even hooked a large catfish which managed to escape as we were trying to land it. Overall it was a great time. Two photos attached... 1) campsite 23 (primitive side) and 2) a better sense of the layout of the campground on google maps. We wouldn't hesitate to come back!

Grant Merideth

Monday, June 25, 2018
I camp here all the time. This place has a great lake, great campsites, a wonderful Campground Host, and great employees. The campgrounds here are very spacious and have room for vehicles. In my book, it is the best camping spot ever. I never even think about going to any other camping area.

Keisha Schultz

Friday, June 29, 2018
It was very clean all the staff was friendly and helpful. This was our first time being at the camp ground i was very pleased. If you want peace and alone time go during the early week we only seen a couple of family's camping. Thanks to the staff for making our family vaction so much fun.

Annette Fugal

Sunday, May 20, 2018
So beautiful and peaceful. Our long hike took us to a little Cemetery up in the woods. The flowers and streams and butterflies and many other things made it interesting for Grandma, Mom and Dad, and four little children. Just enough up and down to please the fitbits and not wear out the hikers. We were there about 8 hours and it was perfect!

Sarah Dalarah

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
First camping experience and it was great. Was by a beautiful lake, and at night there were fire flies. The sell wood so you can make a fire. Air condition bathrooms and a vending machine for drinks. So showers though. But there is a water pump.

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