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WAX, KY

Wax Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery provide a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.Nolin Dam creates a 5,795-acre lake that draws more than two million visitors each year...
Status: Open through Sun Aug 31 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Local law prohibits alcohol
  • To increase campground efficiency, portions of the campground may be closed during non-peak periods
  • If necessary, closed portions may be opened temporarily to accommodate campers on a first come-first served basis
  • Due to the spread of invasive insects like the Emerald Ash Borer, firewood from outside the area is not permitted at Nolin River Lake campgrounds. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
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Overview

Overview

Wax Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery provide a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts.

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.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 16 2014 Sun Aug 31 2014
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sat Sep 05 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Marina
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trails
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 16 2014 -
Aug 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$19.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$24.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 05 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00-$19.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00-$24.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.34167, -86.12917
37°20'30"N, 86°7'45"W

From Louisville, take I-65 south to exit 76 and turn west onto Highway 224. After 9 miles turn left on Highway 479, then continue for another 8 miles and turn left onto Highway 88. Continue into the campground entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

WAX
14069 Peonia Road
Clarkson  KY  42726

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)242-7578
Additional Information