Carr Creek State Park
2086 Smithboro Rd., HWY 15
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.
Picnic facilities available for all of your summer gatherings.
Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's
earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s.
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.