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Status: Open through Sun Nov 01 2015
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 28 2016


Enjoy a variety of recreational activities at this park on Carr Fork Lake. Park your RV or pitch your tent and relax in one of the best campgrounds in southeastern Kentucky. The park features the longest sand beach in Kentucky State Parks system. Pleasure boaters and fishermen can explore the 750-acre lake with miles of shoreline and good bass, crappie and walleye fishing. The park is 15 miles southeast of Hazard on KY 15 South.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Cabins
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Station
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Grocery store
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Horseshoes
  • Jogging/Running
  • Laundry
  • Marina
  • Moorage
  • Officer/Ranger Station
  • Park Lake (Fishing Only)
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Restroom
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Walking
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Power
  • Driftwood Collecting
  • Dump Station
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Rent Boats
  • Water Skiing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/ Cash Machine
  • Churches
  • Emergency Services
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hunting
  • Propane
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Town
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Dining
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.23194, -83.0025
    37°13'55"N, 83°0'9"W

    15 miles south of Hazard on Ky 15 South.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    2086 Smithboro rd. P.O. BX 249
    Sassfrass  KY  41759

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)642-4050