Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s.
Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, is located 8.8 miles below Carr Creek Dam, and is thought to have gotten its name from William Carr, a well-known "Long Hunter" who hunted in the area.
The marsh environment in the Carr Creek area is unusual for the Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, but provides a wide assortment of watchable wildlife. Wood duck, great blue and green heron, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, wild turkey, red-winged blackbird, warblers, raccoon and striped skunk may be found making their homes in this area.
Pontoon and fishing boat rentals available at the full service marina.
Relax amid a chorus of nature in the 39-site campground surrounded by mountain vistas. All the campsites are complete with water and electric hook-ups. Pets are allowed if restrained. Closed for season from mid-November to mid-March.
Pleasure boaters and anglers can explore the 750-acre lake with miles of shoreline, and good bass, crappie and walleye fishing.
Picnic facilities available for all of your summer gatherings.