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Carr Creek State Park

Carr Creek KY State Park2086 Smithboro Rd., HWY 15
Sassafras, KY 41759
Phone: (606) 642-4050

Carr Creek State Park is a park located along Kentucky Route 15 in Knott County, Kentucky. The park itself encompasses 29 acres, while the park's main feature, Carr Creek Lake, covers 750 acres.

The park contains a 39-site campground, a full-service marina with snack bar, boat rental service, and a beach. The beach is 480 feet long, making it the longest beach in the Kentucky park system.

Picnicking: Picnic facilities available for all of your summer gatherings.

About

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.

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