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Sassafras - 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.


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.

Chris Triplett

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
We love it, it's peaceful and everyone there are friendly, I always have a wonderful time it's a good place for you and your family!!!

Dalton Davis

Monday, June 5, 2017
Family friendly, helpful staff, clean location. There's a safe spot to swim and it's an overall enjoyable place.

Jason Sexton

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Great place to take family to swim, fish , boating and more

Sally Hicks

Monday, June 26, 2017
Took the boys fishing. They enjoyed it

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