Nolin Lake Campground

Situated on the shores of a 5,795-acre lake, the Nolin Lake Campground is a peaceful and relaxing RV park in central Kentucky. It offers beaches, boating, and abundant natural scenery (without the crowds) while being within easy access of Mammoth Cave National Park.Camping at Nolin Lake Campground includes access to their 32 RV sites offering water and electricity, as well as 20 additional primitive sites. There’s a restroom and shower building that guests are welcome to use, as well as a laundry facility and a dump station.Picnic sites are dotted throughout this pet-friendly RV campground, and there’s a children’s playground, as well as numerous walking trails to explore. Anglers can take advantage of the good fishing in Nolin Lake, with bass, walleye, catfish, and crappie all for the taking. Aside from a boat launch ramp on the lake, you can also fish from the sandy beach (where swimming is permitted) or along the lakeshore.

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The Great Outdoors

A highlight of RV camping at Nolin Lake Campground is its lake pursuits, with everything from boating to fishing and swimming available. The lake was created by the impounding of the Nolin River by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1963 and is now a recreational hub. There are around nine miles of single-track trails for mountain biking and hiking in the immediate surrounds, with a small waterfall to access after rainfall. Keen birdwatchers should keep their eyes peeled for Canada geese, wild turkeys, and sandhill cranes, as well as great blue herons and the occasional bald eagle.The Nolin Lake Campground can also be used as a base for exploring Mammoth Cave National Park, which lies just 15 minutes’ drive south of the RV park. Established in 1941, the park is now UNESCO World Heritage-listed and encompasses portions of what is the longest cave system in the world. You can join a guided tour to explore the cave system, with options including the short Frozen Niagara Tour, the Historic Tour, or the Domes and Dripstones Tour. The park is also impressive above ground, with around 70 miles of nature trails accessing its tree-covered ridges and lush valleys.Drive in the other direction from your campsite at Nolin Lake Campground, and you’ll arrive at the Rough River Lake, which was also humanmade by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. It sprawls across 5,100 acres and is a popular destination for boating and fishing, as well as birding, with summer and fall the best seasons for sightings. Northern cardinals, blue jays, and white-breasted nuthatch have all been recorded here, together with mourning doves and red-tailed hawks. Highlights of the lake include seeing its 132-foot-high earthen dam and enjoying a cruise on the scenic Lady of the Lake boat tour.

Exploring the City

Mammoth Cave campers can pick up grocery supplies at the small supermarket in nearby Bee Spring or drive east to the town of Cub Run. There’s also a gas station here if you need to fill up your RV rental. If you’re looking for more services and a good choice of eateries, make the 35-minute drive north to Leitchfield where you’ll find fast-food restaurants and large supermarkets.Leitchfield serves as the seat of Grayson County, with an imposing, red-brick county courthouse to admire. Stop in at the nearby Grayson County Historical Society to learn about the people and events that have shaped the region while exploring the historic Jack Thomas House. If you’re traveling with kids, Leitchfield is also home to an aquatic center with pools, diving boards, and water slides, as well as a lazy river to enjoy.Camp in an RV near Mammoth Cave and spend a day exploring Bowling Green, which is around 45 minutes’ drive south of the Nolin Lake Campground. Car lovers will find plenty of inspiration at the National Corvette Museum, which is home to both classic vehicles and prototypes not seen anywhere else. If you want to see cars in action, then the Beech Bend Raceway is the place to head as it regularly hosts drag races. History buffs can visit the Kentucky Museum whose exhibits detail the history of the state, including the lead up to and impact of the Civil War. Embark on a tour of the 19th-century Italianate mansion, Riverview at Hobson Grove, which now functions as a museum and hosts themed weekends throughout the year.Whether you want to enjoy the water pursuits of Nolin Lake or discover the historical sites of Bowling Green, book an RV in Edmonson County and start planning your next vacation.

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


Do the RVs have bathrooms?


Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.