The 5,795 acre Nolin River Lake provides
recreational opportunities to over 2 million visitors per year. These
come to Nolin for camping, boating, fishing,
swimming, picnicking, hunting, and relaxing. With miles of scenic
shoreline and cool, clear
water, Nolin is the perfect summer getaway.
The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky manages
Nolin River Lakes land
and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.
More than 11,500 acres of property at Nolin River Lake are leased
to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The KDFWR
is responsible for management of the natural resources on this property,
as well as management of the fish and wildlife population.
Anglers from near and far come to Nolin River Lake for fishing.
Nolin is known for excellent populations of walleye. Largemouth bass
and crappie are caught in large numbers, as are tremendous numbers
of channel catfish. The lake also has good populations of white bass
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources releases
rainbow trout in the Nolin River at the Tailwater Recreation Area
boat ramp three or four times each summer. Numerous fishermen come
to take advantage of these releases. The schedule for trout stocking
may be reviewed at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources
stocking web page.
During the fall and winter months, when excessive rainfall is likely,
the lake is kept at a relatively low level referred to as winter