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Carr Creek Lake
843 Sassafras Creek Road
Sassafras, KY 41759-8806
Telephone 606-642-3308
Office hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (may vary, call ahead)


New Annual Day Use Passes are NOW available at this location. More information may be accessed by clicking here.

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Welcome to the Carr Creek Lake website. The lake is located in the mountainous region of southeastern Kentucky, about 16 miles from Hazard and 18 miles from Whitesburg (directions).
The dam is located 8.8 miles above the mouth of Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River.

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 menu on the right leads you to specific recreation and other lake information.

Nearby attractions include: Carr Creek State Park, Daniel Boone National Forest, Lilley Cornett Woods, Bad Branch Falls Nature Preserve, Little Shepherd Trail, Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Buckhorn Lake and Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park.
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