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CARR CREEK LAKE SHELTERS, KY

Carr Creek Lake Shelters are located on Carr Creek Lake on the same side of Kentucky Highway 160 as Littcarr Campground. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages the land and water at Carr Creek Lake for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.Carr...
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • Golden Age/Access Passports are not accepted for group shelter reservations
  • No alcohol is permitted
  • Pets must be leashed at all times; domestic pets only
  • No off-road vehicles allowed
  • Please bring confirmation letter
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Dogwood GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Holly GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Laurel GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Pin Oak GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Poplar GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Sycamore GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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White Pine GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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Willow GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 200 Accessible
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Carr Creek Lake Shelters are located on Carr Creek Lake on the same side of Kentucky Highway 160 as Littcarr Campground. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages the land and water at Carr Creek Lake for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.

Natural Features:

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

Recreation:

The 710-acre lake and surrounding area offer a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Boating and water skiing are popular activities on the lake.

For the sportsman, fishing is an ever-present activity. Crappie, bass, bluegill and walleye are plentiful in the lake and provide hours of fishing enjoyment. Also, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife release trout in the tailwater throughout the summer months.

Hikers can find a short nature trail, less than a mile long, in the Dam/Tailwater area. For a bit more adventure, the 6-mile Sugar Branch Trail begins at the dam and ends at Sugar Lake Road.

Facilities:

A total of eight picnic shelters are open for use from April through September. The shelters are known as Dogwood, Holly, Laurel, Pin Oak, Poplar, Sycamore, White Pine and Willow. Each is accessible and equipped with electricity, grills, picnic tables and lighting. Each shelter can accommodate up to 200 people.

Willow, Pin Oak, White Pine and Dogwood are located at the Littcarr Recreation Area, offering access to a boat ramp, playground, horseshoe pit and shoreline fishing. Sycamore and Poplar are in the Dam/Tailwater Area, with a horseshoe pit, large playground and volleyball courts nearby. Laurel and Holly are at the marina, where guests have access to a boat ramp, playground, horseshoe pits and accessible fishing pier. Restrooms are located near all shelters.

Booking Window
Sun Sep 21 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake Access
  • Lights
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Pets Allowed
  • Playground
  • Trails
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00-$80.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $60.00-$80.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.23267, -83.03443
37°13'58"N, 83°2'4"W

Carr Creek Lake's Littcarr Recreation Area is located apprioxiately 19 miles from Hazard, Kentucky. Route from Hazard to Littcarr Recreation Area is via KY Route 15 south 17 miles to KY Route 160, then 2 miles to Littcarr Recreation Area.

  • Dogwood Shelter: After turning from KY 15, Dogwood Shelter is located on the first right turn at the Littcarr Recreation Area. (Dogwood Shelter is located next to the restroom, just above the Willow Shelter).
  • Holly Shelter: After turning from KY 15, the Marina Recreation Area is the first left turn after turning onto Smith Branch Road. (Holly Shelter is the first shelter on your right as one enters the recreation area).
  • Laurel Shelter: After turning from KY 15, the Marina Recreation Area is the first left turn after turning onto Smith Branch Road. (Laurel Shelter is the second shelter on your right as one enters the recreation area).
  • Pin Oak Shelter: After turning from KY 15, Pin Oak Shelter is located on the second left turn at the Littcarr Recreation Area.
  • Poplar Shelter: After turning from KY 15, the Tailwater Recreation Area is the second left turn after passing the Carr Creek Lake Dam. Poplar Shelter is the first shelter on your right as one enters the recreation area. (Poplar Shelter is located in the same recreation area as Sycamore Shelter, which is the second shelter one would encounter in the recreation area.)
  • Sycamore Shelter: After turning from KY 15, the Tailwater Recreation Area is the second left turn after passing the Carr Creek Lake Dam. Sycamore Shelter is the second shelter on your right as one enters the recreation area.
  • White Pine Shelter: After turning from KY 15, White Pine Shelter is located on the first left turn at the Littcarr Recreation Area. Also, the only boat ramp in the Littcarr Recreation Area is located near the White Pine Shelter.
  • Willow Shelter: After turning from KY 15, Willow Shelter is located on the first right turn at the Littcarr Recreation Area. (Willow Shelter is located at the bottom of the hill just past the Dogwood Shelter).
  • Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    CARR CREEK LAKE SHELTERS
    843 Sassafras Creek Road
    Sassafras  KY  41759

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (606)642-3308
    Additional Information