Nolin River Lake

Nolin River Lake is a reservoir in Edmonson, Grayson, and Hart counties in Kentucky. It was impounded from the Nolin River by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1963.[1] The Nolin River dam was authorized in 1938 as part of a flood control act. The lake varies from 2,890 acres (11.7 km²) in the winter to 5,795 acres (23.5 km²) in the summer.

Nolin River Lake
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Nolin River Lake is located in Kentucky
Nolin River Lake
Nolin River Lake
LocationEdmonson / Grayson / Hart counties, Kentucky, US
Coordinates37°18′40.81″N 86°14′15.09″W / 37.3113361°N 86.2375250°W / 37.3113361; -86.2375250Coordinates: 37°18′40.81″N 86°14′15.09″W / 37.3113361°N 86.2375250°W / 37.3113361; -86.2375250
Primary inflowsNolin River
Primary outflowsNolin River

Nearby attractions include Mammoth Cave National Park, Nolin Lake State Park, Moutardier Resort and Marina, Ponderosa Boat Dock/Marina and Wax Marina. Moutardier is an unincorporated community that abuts Nolin River Lake. Moutardier is located on Kentucky Route 259, 10.3 miles (16.6 km) south-southeast of Leitchfield.[2]


  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  2. ^ State Primary Road System: Grayson County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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