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Moutardier Day Use

Nolin River Lake



Moutardier Day Use Area is situated on the beautiful Nolin River Lake, and offers a range of outdoor activities such as fishing, boat trips, boat rentals, and hiking trails. The lake is brilliant with blue and green waters, attracting large numbers of visitors for its excellent water sport opportunities, as well as its picturesque scenery.


Moutardier Day Use area is located adjacent to Moutardier Campground and Moutardier Marina on Nolin River Lake. The Day use area has restrooms, playgrounds, picnic tables, boat ramp, courtesy docks, fishing piers, and a reservable group shelter.  


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 in the Moutardier Recreation Area, is known for its array of wildflowers and greenery.

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.


For facility specific information, please call (270) 286-4511.
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