Carr Creek Lake

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Carr Creek Lake


(606) 642-3308

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Situated in the heart of Kentucky's mountainous coal country. An historic pioneer village (log structures), is located nearby. Carr Creek Lake, formerly known as Carr Fork Lake, is located in the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Kentucky and was the home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements of the 1770s. The 710 acre lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1975. Carr Creek Lake offers many recreational opportunities. For the sportsman, fishing is an ever-present activity. For those who prefer not to fish, bring a boat anyway and spend time exploring the lake or water skiing, or enjoying nature on one of the parks several hiking trails, or with the family at one of the sites picknick shelters.

Map of Carr Creek Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 37.229543, -83.033381



  • Boating

    For those who prefer not to fish, bring a boat anyway and spend time exploring the lake or water-skiing. The lake information line (606) 642-3307) or the Carr Creek Marina (606) 642-3239) may be contacted for further information on boating and fishing.

  • Camping

    There are two campgrounds at Carr Creek Lake open April through October. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates Littcarr Campground located on Highway 160. Littcarr Campground, with telephone number (606) 642-3052, offers excellent camping opportunities. The campground has 46 sites with electric and water hookup.For camping reservations at this and other Corps campgrounds, please call toll-free 1-877-444-6777 (TDD: 877833-6777; INTL: 518-885-3639).

  • Water Sports

    On hot days, swimming is a refreshing pastime. A beach is located in the park.



From Hazard, 16 mi S on KY 15, 1 mi northward on KY 1089.

Phone Numbers


(606) 642-3308