In the gentle slopes of South Central Kentucky, the campgrounds on Nolin River Lake have great appeal to the naturalist or those who just want to get away from it all. The three Corps of Engineers operated campgrounds are Dog Creek, Moutardier, and Wax.
Reservations for all Corps operated sites are handled through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at their website www.recreation.gov or by calling them toll free at 1-877-444-6777. You can make reservations for single campsites 6 months in advance of the arrival date.
DOG CREEK CAMPGROUND, located in Hart County, offers 70 campsites, 50 with electric and water hookup. Two sites have been adapted for disabled persons. The entire campground has easy access to the shoreline. There is a swimming area located within the campground available to registered campers only and a boat launching ramp and playground adjacent to the campground. Other amenities include showers, a dump station, group picnic shelter, pit restrooms, and watchable wildlife area. This campground is open from early May through late September with attendants on duty. The camping fees range from $14.00 - $22.00 per night. The campground telephone number is 270-524-5454. For more information and to make online reservations at the Dog Creek Campground, please use the following link:
MOUTARDIER CAMPGROUND, located in Edmonson County, offers 167 sites, 81 with electric and water hookup. Two sites have been adapted for disabled persons. Most of the areas in the campground are rolling hillsides with gentle access to the shoreline. Some shoreline areas are steep with riprap erosion protection. There is a boat ramp, playground, and group picnic shelter adjacent to the campground. Other amenities include showers, a dump station, flush facilities, playgrounds within the campground, public marina, and hiking trails. This campground is open from mid-April through late October with attendants on duty. The camping fees range from $14.00 - $22.00 per night. The campground telephone number is 270-286-4230. For more information and to make online reservations at the Moutardier Campground, please use the following link:
WAX CAMPGROUND, located in Grayson County, offers 110 sites, 86 with electric and water hookup. Two sites have been adapted for disabled persons. The campground had gentle slopes, with a sloping incline access to the shoreline. There is a boat ramp, group picnic shelter, and playground adjacent to the campground. Other amenities include showers, a dump station, flush facilities, playground within the campground, and public marina. This campground is open from early May through late September with attendants on duty. The camping fees range from $14.00 - $22.00 per night. The campground telephone number is 270-242-7578. For more information and to make online reservations at the Wax Campground, please use the following link:
NOLIN RIVER LAKE CAMPING REGULATIONS
1. Camping is permitted at designated camping areas with not more than six (6) people or the members of one family unit at any one site. A family unit is considered to be parent(s) and unmarried children living in the same household. No more than two vehicles (excluding trailers) may be parked at the site. Both vehicles must be registered at the tollhouse. The vehicles are to be parked only on the site(s) rented by you, not on adjoining sites. Boat trailers may be parked at nearby parking areas.
2. Campers will register at the tollhouse before occupying the site.
3. Campers will display the user permit on the site identification post and return it to the tollhouse when departing. Checkout time is 4:30 p.m. on the day the permit expires.
4. All visitors will check in at the tollhouse and will be charged a visitor’s fee. Visitors must leave by 9:30 p.m.
5. Gear, equipment, trash, and debris shall be completely removed from the area upon departure.
6. Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. The operation or use of any noise-producing devices that unreasonably annoy others at any time is prohibited. The use of properly muffled generators is permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Individuals who are boisterous, rowdy, disorderly, or otherwise disturb the peace at any time may be requested to leave the campground and forfeit all camping fees paid.
7. Vehicles, tents, trailers, or other equipment will not be placed on grass at sites bordered with railroad ties. Empty boat trailers may be placed on the grass.
8. Fires will be built only in fireplaces or grills. A responsible person must attend to all fires. Hang lanterns on metal holders provided at campsites.
9. Any loaded projectile fire device, ammunition, and explosives of any kind are prohibited in the area except when in the possession of a Government employee or law enforcement officer on official duty. The possession or use of fireworks is prohibited.
10. Pets shall be kept on a leash not over 6 feet long or under physical control at all times. Pets shall not be left unattended.
11. The destruction, injury, defacement, removal, or alternation of Government property, vegetation, rocks, or minerals is prohibited.
12. Motor driven vehicles must conform to state licensing laws and their use will be confined to developed roadways. The use of vehicles will be restricted to ingress or egress of the area by a licensed operator only. The speed limit in the campground is 15 M.P.H.
13. No bicycles, skateboards, or scooters are allowed on the sidewalks or steps around shower house facilities or other walkways.
CAMPSITE GARBAGE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES:
Central garbage bins will be used for campsite garbage disposal at Dog Creek, Moutardier, and Wax Campgrounds at Nolin River Lake. The following regulations apply:
1. Garbage bags will be supplied for each campsite at the tollhouse during check-in. Additional bags are available upon request.
2. Each campsite must be maintained in a clean, unlittered condition. All garbage must be kept in bags and transported to the collection bin when checking out. DO NOT LEAVE BAGS ON THE SITE.
3. A separate portion of the collection bin is provided for recycling. Campers are encouraged to separate aluminum cans and use this portion.
4. Each campsite is the responsibility of the individual registered at the tollhouse.
5. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in a federal citation.
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