Kentucky Tourism

Carr Creek Sassafras, KY


Carr Creek State Park
2086 Smithboro Rd., HWY 15
Sassafras, KY 41759
Park Manager: David Richardson

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.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Open April 1 - October 31.