Wax

Nolin River Lake

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Changes & Cancellations

* Once your reservation has been created, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates.
* Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nights use fee.
* No-Shows are charged a $20.00 fee plus the first nights use fee.
* If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

Contact Information

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14069 Peonia Road Clarkson KY 42726

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 270-242-7578

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Driving Directions

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.

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