Nolin River Lake

Coordinates: 37°18′40.81″N 86°14′15.09″W / 37.3113361°N 86.2375250°W / 37.3113361; -86.2375250
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Nolin River Lake
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; -86.2375250
Primary inflowsNolin River
Primary outflowsNolin River
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface elevation515 ft (157 m)[1]

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.[2] 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 (23.45 km2) in the summer.

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.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nolin River Lake
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ State Primary Road System: Grayson County (PDF) (Map). Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 2011. Retrieved April 30, 2013.

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