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Carr Creek State Park

2086 Smithboro Road., HWY 15

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.


Winston Neace

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Such a good place to go in the mountains. Everyone is nice and the lake is clean and the county is a dry country no alcohol sales witch helps with the atmosphere. Great for the family and I miss it already. Go if u like fishing camping exploring and good people.

latoya adams

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Good beach. Very clean. Would be a lot more enjoyable if they made parking down at the beach and not on the hill. Its hard to load all your stuff plus help kids down the hill especially if one is disabled.

jeff kilbourne

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
great place to visit. Park is always kept clean. A lot of great activities RV Park the marina as well equipped. Multiple boat ramps great fishing

deadinside1985 Lynn New

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Its average. My girls still have fun there but they need to do something to help control the bugs. Especially the wasps! 10 mins there my daughter got stung just walking down the steps and another little girl got stung on the beach and theres a huge swarm right next to the restrooms.

Kevin G Mickle

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Beautiful place and very nice camp ground. The swimming area was closed when I visited but it looked clean and well managed. The on-site staff was friendly and helpful. Camp sites are close together but RVs, pull behind, pop-up, & tents are welcome.

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