Guide To Fishing At Nolin River Lake
AKA: Nolin Lake
Great fishing draws anglers to Nolin River Lake, which is a 5,800-acre lake in the west-central part of the state. Nolin Lake State Park is a great place to headquarter for a boating or fishing excursion.
There are campsites, RV hookups, a boat launch ramp and plenty of activities for the whole family. There are several other campgrounds and lodging scattered around the lake as well. Explore over 170 miles of shoreline in search of two kinds of bass, two kinds of crappie, walleye and sunfish. There are plenty of areas around the lake for bank fishing, portage of canoes and kayaks, or just enjoying the view. Rental boats are available at the marinas.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill and white bass at Nolin River Lake in Kentucky.
Primary fish species residing in Nolin River Lake
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Nolin River Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Rentals: Pontoon boats and kayaks
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Cave Hollow Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Wilderness Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Iberia Recreation Center Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Peoria Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Moutardier Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Moutardier Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Nolin River Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off Nolin Dam Road, at the east end of the dam, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Nolin State Park Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Brier Creek Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Wax Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Peoria Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Ponderosa Boat Dock Marina
865 Ponderosa Rd
Clarkson, KY 42726
14008 Peonia Rd
Clarkson, KY 42726
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Nolin Lake State Park Campground - 270 286-4240
Moutardier Campground - 270 286-4230
Wax Campground - 270 242-7587
Dog Creek Campground - 270 524-5454
Brier Creek Campground - 270 286-9222
Nolin River Lake KY Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Nolin River Lake
Nolin Lake State Park
2998 Brier Creek Rd
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259
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Nolin River Lake in KY
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie and walleye in west-central KY.