Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Dog Creek (Ky)

Dog Creek Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery create a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Click hereto take a tour of our lake.


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.


Dog Creek Campground offers 70 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.

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.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

*Once your reservation has been created, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your site or dates. * Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nights use fee. * No-Shows are charged a $20.00 fee plus the first nights use fee. * If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
No refunds for recreation use fees may be made at the project.
$15.00 - $50.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Dog Creek (Ky) is located in Kentucky
37.3208 N
-86.1292 W
Get Directions
From Louisville, take I-65 south to exit 76 and turn west onto Highway 224. Continue for 9 miles, then turn left onto Highway 479. After 8 miles make another left onto Highway 88 and continue for about 2 miles to Highway 1015. Turn right and follow signs to the campground.
5 Reviews of Dog Creek (Ky)
Awesome campground

Awesome campground. Great views of the lake from sites, very clean bathrooms. Sites each have a fire ring, nice picnic table, and extra “cooking” table that was an added plus. Lake is perfect for swimming, boating, or kayaking


Very nice place. Mark Smith was very helpful. No signal at all on my phone or my husband phone but it was okay. Over all had a great time.

kayaking on Nolan’s lake and camping at Dog Creek Campground

site selection is all important at this campsite. Some have wonderful lake access, shade, and a bit of seclusion. others no trees, no lake, in the middle of everyone. section C has some of the nicer site, even one with a little lagoon perfect to launch your yaks from.

Not much shade but nice lake views

Lacking in restrooms and shade trees. Good for boaters as there is a nice sand bank to pull your boat up to.


Dog Creek Campground is located on Nolin River Lake in the Kentucky countryside. No worries though this part of Kentucky is pretty well settled, Rednecks at the next campsite not withstanding…..

The Army Corp of Engineers maintains Nolin Dam, Nolin River Lake and the Campgrounds around it so the area is very well maintained, staffed by retirees and organized. However…STAY ON YOUR SITE! :) no grass camping allowed here! The whole area is very picturesque and manicured.

I liked the campground and love Nolin River Lake. The sites are level and have tables, fire rings and lantern hooks. The sites are pretty close together so okay nice with the neighbors, or at least realize you will probably get to enjoy their music and conversations with them whether you intend to or not ;)