Carr Creek

Carr Creek

Carr Creek State Park

Park Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
Carr Creek State Park
2086 Smithboro Rd., HWY 15
Sassafras, KY 41759
Sassafras, KY
Daniel Boone Country


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. Today, the area is a family-friendly escape with plenty of water activities, including boating, fishing and swimming.

The marsh environment in the Carr Creek area is unusual for the Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, but this natural museum 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 of KY.

The campground features 39 sites, each with standard water and electric hookups and easy access to the waterfront. Stay in the park a night or two for a reasonable fee and take advantage of all the options for aquatic recreation. Plan and book your visit today!

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds -- Closed until further notice!!!

Things to Do
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. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Picnic facilities available for all of your summer gatherings.

Beach area