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WAX, KY

part ofNolin River Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: WAX
Status: Open through Sun Aug 31 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Wax Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery provide a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

Natural Features:

Nolin Dam creates a 5,795-acre lake that draws more than two million visitors each year to enjoy water sports and camping in the surrounding expanse of rolling forest.

Recreation:

Known for its unique blue/green water, Nolin Lake is one of the top lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie, and walleye fishing.

Visitors can enjoy scenic canoe and boat trips along the river, part of which is located within Mammoth Cave National Park. Boat ramps are provided around the lake for campers' convenience.

The Moutardier, Ponderosa and Wax Marinas are located around the lake and offer pontoon and john boat rentals, as well as boat slips and groceries, bait, gas and more.

Several hiking trails also wind along the shoreline and into the surrounding forest. Shady Creek Trail, located within the Moutardier Recreation Area, is known for its array of wildflowers and greenery.

Facilities:

Wax Campground offers 110 reservable campsites, complete with modern amenities like electric hookups and flush toilets. Campsites are located along the shoreline, allowing easy access to the lake and beaches for visitors.

Nearby Attractions:

Mammoth Cave National Park is located a short drive or ferry ride away from the campground, and several golf courses and riding stables are located around the lake.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
Know Before You Go
  • Local law prohibits alcohol
  • To increase campground efficiency, portions of the campground may be closed during non-peak periods
  • If necessary, closed portions may be opened temporarily to accommodate campers on a first come-first served basis
  • Due to the spread of invasive insects like the Emerald Ash Borer, firewood from outside the area is not permitted at Nolin River Lake campgrounds. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Click here for more information on Nolin River Lake

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.34167, -86.12917
37°20'30"N, 86°7'45"W

From Louisville, take I-65 south to exit 76 and turn west onto Highway 224. After 9 miles turn left on Highway 479, then continue for another 8 miles and turn left onto Highway 88. Continue into the campground entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WAX
14069 Peonia Road
Clarkson  KY  42726

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)242-7578
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