Dog Creek Day Use area is located adjacent to Dog Creek Campground on Nolin River Lake. The Day use area has a restroom, playground, reservable group shelter, boat ramp, courtesy dock, and fishing pier.
Title 36 Rules & Regulations will be enforced.
Some activies and events would require a special event permit in addition to Shelter reservation. Contact the Nolin River Lake office at 270-286-4511 to discuss special event permits.
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.
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.
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.
890 Dog Creek Road Cub Run KY 42729
For campground inquiries, please call: 270-286-4511
From Bowling Green, KY
Follow US 31W North from Bowling Green for approximately 14 miles then turn left onto KY 101. In approximately 6 miles, Hwy 101 becomes Hwy 259 North. Follow Hwy 259 North for 11 miles before turning right on KY 728. Follow Hwy 728 for 8 miles before turning left on Union Light Road. Stay on Union Light Road for about 5 miles. Turn Left into the Dog Creek Day Use Area. Total driving distance from Bowling Green is about 43 miles; driving time is around 1 hour, 15 minutes.
From Louisville, KY
Follow I-65 south to exit 76 and turn west onto Highway 224. Follow Hwy 224 for approximately 10 miles, then turn left onto Highway 479. In approximately 8 miles, turn left on Hwy 88. In about 2 miles turn right on KY 2015/Union Light Road. The day use area is on the right about 1 mile down Union Light Road. Total driving distance is about 81 miles; driving time is about 1 hour, 45 minutes.
From Nashville, TN
Take I65 North for approximately 66 miles. Merge onto KY 446 exit 28. Merge right onto Hwy 31W North. Follow 31W North for approximately 10 miles, then turn left onto KY 101. In approximately 6 miles, Hwy 101 becomes Hwy 259 North. Follow Hwy 259 North for 11 miles before turning right on KY 728. Follow Hwy 728 for 8 miles before turning left on Union Light Road. Stay on Union Light Road for about 5 miles. Turn Left into the Dog Creek Day Use Area. Total driving distance from Nashville is about 107 miles; driving time is around 2 hour, 15 minutes.