Carr Creek State Park

2086 Smithboro Road., HWY 15
606-642-4050

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.

Boating
Pontoon and fishing boat rentals available at the full service marina.

Camping
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.

Fishing
Pleasure boaters and anglers can explore the 750-acre lake with miles of shoreline, and good bass, crappie and walleye fishing.

Picnicking
Picnic facilities available for all of your summer gatherings.

Swimming
Beach open.


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