Nolin Lake State Park
- Camp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.
- Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.
- Mountain Bike the regulation trail.
- Visit the nature center wildlife displays.
- Participate in recreational programs.
Hours of Operation
Open all year.
Open year-round with limited amenities due to possible inclement weather.
Things to Do
Approximately 9.2 miles of single track trails for mountain biking and hiking, trailhead is located across form State Park campground, partnership with Southwest KyMBA, Corps of Engineers, Friends of Nolin Lake and Kentucky State Parks.
Great Blue Heron, Canada Geese, & Wild Turkey are abundant during the camping season; Spring brings Sandhill Cranes, Canada Geese, Wild Turkey, and the occasional Bald Eagle.
There is a launching ramp on the park.
There are 32 campsites with water and electricity, 27 primitive sites (walk-in ONLY from mid-November to mid-March), a restroom/shower building laundry facilities, and a dump station. A playground is located nearby. Three sites have been adapted for the disabled. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Bass, walleye, catfish and crappie are the prize catches. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
A 9.2 mile hiking trail is open year-round that has a small waterfall when the conditions are right. This trail is a moderate exercise so please ensure that you have proper hiking shoes and water.
Picnic tables and grills are found in the picnic area. Restrooms are available at the office building. A picnic shelter is available for rent. Contact park office for information.
Relax on our beach or take a dip in the lake! The beach is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Severe weather can have an effect on beach closures. ***Pets are not allowed on the beach area. Please call the park in advanced for conditions.