Carr Creek Lake

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Carr Creek Lake
Carr Creek Lake.jpg
Carr Creek Lake is located in Kentucky
Carr Creek Lake
Carr Creek Lake
LocationKnott County, Kentucky
Coordinates37°14′06″N 83°00′11″W / 37.235°N 83.003°W / 37.235; -83.003Coordinates: 37°14′06″N 83°00′11″W / 37.235°N 83.003°W / 37.235; -83.003
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area710 acres (3 km2)

Carr Creek Lake (formerly Carr Fork Lake), located east of Hazard, Kentucky, along Kentucky Route 15 in Knott County, is a 710 acres (3 km2) reservoir created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1976.[1] Carr Creek Lake's earth and rock fill dam is 130 ft (40 m) tall and 720 ft (219 m) long, and the dam is located 8.8 mi (14 km) above the mouth of Carr Fork River, a tributary of the North Fork Kentucky River.[2]

The lake is the main attraction of Carr Creek State Park.[3]


  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Lakes". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  2. ^ "Carr Creek Lake". U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ "Carr Creek State Park". Kentucky Department of Parks. 2005-10-10. Archived from the original on 2007-02-04. Retrieved 2007-02-17.

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