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If you’re looking for lake homes for sale, set your sights on Nolin River Lake in South Central Kentucky. Reflecting over 200 years of rich American history and culture, Nolin River Lake not only showcases some of the state’s most spectacular scenery, but also echoes the actions and influences of the region’s earliest settlers.
The lake’s own name captures an interesting moment in time, when American explorer Benjamin Lynn found himself lost in the area. For days, his search team was forced to report “no Lynn,” until he was finally reunited with his friends. Today, Nolin River Lake is known more for the many recreational activities it offers on its distinctive blue/green waters. Anglers know these waters well, casting their rods for walleye, bass, catfish, and crappie. In fact, many anglers choose to fish under the cover of nightfall or head upstream to Sportsman’s Paradise for prime walleye action. With 5,795 acres of surface water to explore and savor, anglers of all skill levels look forward to baiting their hooks on the lake.
Nolin River Lake spans across Edmonson, Grayson, and Hart Counties, and it is only 95 miles from Louisville. Lake properties for sale enjoy full access to the area’s numerous marinas, campsites, and accommodations. In addition to swimming, boating, and jet skiing, many water revelers take to their canoes and kayaks to really experience the scenic side of Nolin River Lake. Such lake explorations put you in close proximity to Mammoth Cave National Park and all its natural wonders. Even from the shoreline, lakefront properties share in the region’s stunning topography.
Dry off on one of Nolin River Lake’s sandy beaches and spend a fun day at any of the lake’s 32 campsites. Each one is slightly different and offers a unique perspective of the scenery. Claim your own piece of the wild while hiking a local trail, or focus all your concentration on the bull’s eye during a proper archery match. Several area golf courses even combine the love of nature and the love of the game, having players tee off against a backdrop of classic Nolin River Lake landscapes. If you’re interested in living on any of Nolin River Lake’s area golf courses, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings.
Lake-view homes are also only a short drive from Bee Spring and approximately 20 miles from Leitchfield. Explore the history of the area with a visit to Jesse James Riding Stables and the Diamond Caverns. And for a timeless treat, chose a prime cut at Sahara Steakhouse, in Cave City. Nolin River Lake marries Kentucky tradition with trademark scenery, keeping history alive in each fond memory made on the lake.
Nolin Lake is the centerpiece of one of Kentucky's newest state parks. The 5,795-acre lake is popular with boaters and fishermen. The 333 park acres rest along the northern edge of Mammoth Cave National Park.
In the scenic hills of Edmonson, Grayson and Hart counties, you’ll find 5,800 acres of crystal clear water. Facilities on the lake include wave runners, ski, pontoon and fishing boat rentals. Fully furnished cottages and bed & breakfasts, a state park, as well as individual camping and picnic sites are available near the lake. The natural habitat of the lake is perfect for game fish. In-season catches include smallmouth and largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye and catfish.
This is a Corps of Engineers flood control project and there are strict regulations to protect the lake. It is approximately 6500 acres at summer pool and is 30 miles long. The winter pool level allows for continued boating and fishing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are they permitted? Yes
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Average water level variance? Lake is lowered 25 feet by Nov. 1st and returns to summer pool by April 15th
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Bass, walleye, catfish and crappie are the prize catches. There is a launching ramp on Nolin Lake State Park:
Ponderosa Fishing Camp
270-242-7215, 865 Ponderosa Rd, Clarkson, KY 42726-8522
Nolin River Lake Fishing Guide - Terry WattsFishing Guide on Nolin Lake I have 30 years experience teaching aquatic habitats. I am an experienced pro team angler. I am an experienced rep in the fishing industry. KY licensed guide and KDFWR boating certified.I am a former Master Angling Instructor.
Day's Bass Pro Shop
270-242-6712, 13587 Peonia Rd # 6, Clarkson, KY 42726-8301
Bailey's Boat Service
270-242-6293, 13483 Peonia Rd, Clarkson, KY 42726-8422
270-242-7205, 14008 Peonia Rd, Clarkson, KY 42726-8438
Nolin Lake Boat Service
270-242-2628, 7524 Wax Rd, Clarkson, KY 42726-8258
Nolin Lake is the centerpiece of one of Kentucky's newest state parks. The 5,795-acre lake is popular with boaters and fishermen. The 333 park acres rest along the northern edge of Mammoth Cave National Park.This brand new facility opened in May. There are 32 camp sites with water and electricity, 20 primitive sites, a restroom/shower building, laundry facilities and dump station. A new playground is located by the sites. Three sites have been adapted for the disabled. 270-286-4240, Bee Spring, KY