Nolin offers Family Camping Weekend

By Brittany Wise -

In an effort to foster children’s connection with the great outdoors, Nolin River Lake’s Corps of Engineers announced the upcoming ‘Family Camping Weekend.’

On the weekend of Oct. 2 through 3, campers at Nolin River lake who have children in their party will receive half off of the regular camping fees at the Moutardier and Dog Creek Campgrounds.

Park manger Deryck Rodgers encouraged families to participate, saying “Many children are losing their connection to the outdoors.”

Rodgers went on to explain, “Studies show that children today spend half as much time outdoors as their parents did. Family Camping Weekend will give them a great opportunity to experience all that Nolin River Lake offers: camping, boating, swimming, hiking, biking, or one of the many other outdoor activities available.”

Family Camping Weekend follows the federal government’s Great Outdoors Initiative, which was set in place to encourage more people to get outdoors and reconnect with the land. The initiative was also designed to encourage working together to restore and protect America’s natural resources.

During Family Camping Weekend at Nolin River Lake, walk-in campers with children will pay half of the standard camping fee at Moutardier Campground.

Those campers who made reservations at either Moutardier or Dog Creek Campgrounds will receive a 50 percent refund following their stay on Oct. 2 and 3.

Campers using a discount card such as Golden Age, Golden Access or America the Beautiful Pass will not be eligible for an additional discount.

Anyone with further questions is encouraged to contact the Corps office by calling (270) 286-4511 during business hours, Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. CST.

By Brittany Wise

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-259-9622 ext. 2014.

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