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Nolin Lake State Park, Mammoth Cave

#30 of 60 in Nature in Kentucky
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • 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...  more »
  • Nolin is a great place to get away from the stress of work and school. The swimming areas are never overcrowded and the fishing and boating is some of the best anywhere. My family and I have always had a good experience at Nolin Reservoir State Resort Park.
  • For the region this is a five star park, in the broader national scope I'd say it is a three star park. Very nice campgrounds, clean and well kept facilities, great day use area for picnics, swimming, boating, and fishing on the lake, and the excellent 9 or so mile Brier Creek natural surface trail system great for mountain biking and hiking; the trail system is maintained by the Southwest Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (SW KyMBA). For mountain bikers and hikers Nolin Lake State Park would be a great base camp, ride/hike Brier Creek Trails one day, kick back and enjoy the Lake, the next day go to Mammoth Cave NP (8 miles away) and ride/hike the Big Hollow Trail System and do a cave tour at Mammoth Cave National Park. If you still have energy go over to the Port Oliver Recreation Area on Barren River Lake and hike or bike the short, fun and twisty Twisted Oliver Trails.

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