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. Wax has 4 long-term camping sites, B31, B33, B36 and B38.
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 is considered to be parent(s) and umarried children living in the same household. All vehicles must be registered at the tollhouse. Vehicles and personal property are to be placed on the site(s) rented by you, not on adjoining sites. Loaded boat trailers may be parked at nearby parking areas.
Title 36 Rules & Regulations will be enforced.
Campers must register at the campground entrance station as soon as possible after arrival. All vehicles must be registered at the tollhouse and must display their vehicle hang tag on the rearview mirror at all times. The vehicle hang tag must be returned to the tollhouse when departing. Checkout time is 4:30 p.m. on the day the permit expires.
All visitors will check in at the tollhouse and will be charged a visitor's fee. Visitor must leave by 9:30 p.m.
Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. The operation or use of any noise-producing devices that unreasonably disturb others at any time is prohibited. The use of properly muffled generators is permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10 p.m. Individuals who are boisterus, rowdy, disorderly, or otherwise disturb the peace at any time may be requested to leave the campground and forfeit all camping fees paid.
Vehicles will not be placed on the grass at sites with a defined border. Vehicles must be parked within the railroad timbers or ties surrounding each campsite and not on or over the ties. Empty and loaded boat trailers may be placed on the grass. Tents are allowed to be palced on the grass as long as they are not encroaching on another campsite and are located in the immediate vicinity of the rented campsite.
Fires may be built only in the fireplaces or grills. A responsible person must attend to all fires. Hang lanterns on metal holders provided at campsites. No burning of trash, treated lumber, or wood containing metal is allowed.
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, law enforcement officer on official duty, or person who authorized by the written permission of the District Commander. The possession or use of fireworks is prohibited.
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. Pet owners are responsible for the proper removal and disposal of any waste produced by their pets.
The destruction, injury, defacement, removal, or alteration of Government property, vegetation, rocks, or minerals is prohibited. Only the gathering of dead wood on the ground for use in designated recreation areas as firewood is permitted.
Motor vehicles, including mopeds and golf carts, must conform to state licensing laws and their use will be confined to developed roadways by a licensed operator (16 years or older). Constant circling or "joy riding" is not permitted. The speed limit in the campgrounds is 15 M.P.H and all directional arrows must be observed. Motorized or battery-operated toys are not allowed on the roadways or sidewalks. Golf carts must remain on gravel or paved surfaces at all times. Golf carts will not be allowed to drive outside the campgrounds on public roadways.
No bicycles, skateboards, mopeds, or similar equipment are allowed on the sidewalks or steps around showerhouse facilities or other walkways. No bicycles, skateboards, or other similar equipment may be operated after dark.
The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in recreation areas is prohibited.
During open season campsites may be booked the same day you plan to camp via web, call center. Do not set up on a site without a reservation. Call 1-877-444-6777 to make a reservation. Reservations may also be made up to six months in advance via web and call center.
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.
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.
* 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.
14069 Peonia Road Clarkson KY 42726
For campground inquiries, please call: 270-242-7578
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 about 22 miles. Stay straight at the intersection of Hwy 259 and Hwy 226; follow Hwy 226 for about 2 miles. Turn right on Hwy 88 and follow it for approximately 7 miles. The Wax campground will be on your right. Total driving distance from Bowling Green is about 51 miles; driving time is around 1 hour, 20 minutes.
From Louisville, KY
Take I-65 south for approximately 59 miles to exit 76. Follow Hwy 224 for approximately 10 miles before turning left on Hwy 479. In approximately 8 miles turn left on Highway 88. Signs for Wax campground will be less than 1/2 miles down Hwy 88, on your right. Total driving distance is about 78 miles, driving time is about 1 hour, 40 minutes.
From Nashville, KY
Take I65 North for approximately 66 miles. Merge onto KY 446 via exit 28. Merge right onto Hwy 31W North and follow it 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 about 22 miles. Stay straight at the intersection of Hwy 259 and Hwy 226; follow Hwy 226 for about 2 miles. Turn right on Hwy 88 and follow it for approximately 7 miles. The Wax campground will be on the right. Total driving distance from Nashville is about 114 miles; driving time is around 2 hours, 20 minutes.