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Discover Carr Creek State Park

Carr Creek State Park is more than just your average Kentucky State Park. Alongside its natural beauty, the park boasts a heritage rich with pioneer history. The area’s earliest settlers are said to have established a community here as early as the 1770s. In fact, the park itself is thought to have been named after William Carr, a famous hunter-and-gatherer that once lived in the area. Today, travelers camping at Carr Creek State Park can revel in this fascinating history while enjoying the rolling hills, dense pine forests, and 700-acre Carr Creek Lake.

Due to its remote nature, there are no major highways that pass by Carr Creek State Park. Instead, the park is surrounded by a network of smaller roads and tracks that lead from Highway 119 and 421. It takes around two hours to reach the park from either Lexington, KY, or Huntington, WV. For this reason, consider renting an RV in this region, when you’re hoping to explore some of Kentucky’s more remote regions and beautiful hidden gems.

Getting Outdoors

Carr Creek Lake is the central feature of the state park and the main reason why so many choose to book an RV in Knott County. Fishing is a popular way to while away the days on the lake, and for a good reason. Harboring a huge variety of fish species including largemouth bass, walleye, trout, and crappie, Carr Creek Lake panders to all angling abilities. Whether you’d prefer fishing from a secluded spot along the shoreline or from your own boat out in the open waters, its all possible here.

In fact, those RV camping at Carr Creek State Park with their own boat can do more than fish from it! All types of watercraft are permitted out on the lake, including both motorized and non-motorized vessels. Due to the slim profile of the lake, canoeing and kayaking are the most popular activities. Several boat launch ramps can be found at the fully serviced marina, along with many outlets if you need to pick up a rental or any extra fishing tackle.

Alternatively, if you’d rather relax during your Carr Creek State Park camping trip, the lake is home to one of the longest sandy beaches in the state. Open from May through to October; this beautiful beach is perfect for catching some rays, cooling down in the refreshing waters, taking a short stroll, or even building a sandcastle or two with the kids.

There is no shortage of off-water activities to keep you occupied here aswell; hiking trails are spectacular and cater to a variety of abilities. One of the most popular is the 10-mile loop hike, known as Sugar Branch Trail. Following the northern banks of Carr Creek Lake, the views you'll receive from this walk are sure to stop you in your tracks. Enjoy views over the lake as well as the occasional glimpse of wildlife including unique birdlife, warblers, and raccoons.

Camping at Carr Creek State Park

Travelers have two options when it comes to camping with an RV here. The first of the two can be found in the state park itself. Situated on the southwestern banks of the lake, campers can choose from just short of 40 scenic, lakeside spots. Each equipped with electrical and water hookups as well as a picnic table, fire pit, and grill. Anyone traveling without a contained bathroom in their RV rental will be glad to know that the campsite provides hot showers, flushing toilets, laundry facilities, and potable water taps. Open seasonally from March through to November; you’ll need to reserve a spot in advance if you plan on visiting during holidays or weekends.

Don’t worry too much if you don’t manage to bag a spot here, as Littcarr Campground is just a five-minute drive away on the opposite side of the water. Despite being further away from Carr Creek State Park, this campground boasts a few more creature comforts. While most of the pitches are facilitated with partial hookups only (water and electric), a small handful can also be hooked up to the onsite dump station. Other facilities include a small general store selling ice and firewood, hot showers, a coin-operated laundry room, and a children’s playground.

Exploring the Area

When you’re heading to Carr Creek State Park from Central Kentucky, chances are you’ll pass through Lexington on your travels. Stop off here for a few hours, or maybe even stay a night, and see what the town has to offer.

If you’re an avid equestrian with a Lexington camper rental, it would be a shame to miss The Kentucky Horse Park. This comprehensive site consists of countless stables teeming with award-winning horses, a couple of museum buildings, and even several memorial statues. Learn about the history of horse riding in one of the extensive museums before getting up close and personal with one of the famed horses in the stables. Make it a memorable experience by purchasing a ride on a horse that will take you through some of the park's beautiful landscapes.

To continue on your journey of equine history, pop into the American Saddlebred Museum or International Museum of The Horse. While the first will provide an overview of the history of saddlebred horses in America through a collection of artifacts and historical artwork, the latter celebrates the achievements of horses throughout the world. Whichever you pick to explore, you’re guaranteed to leave with a newfound knowledge of the equestrian world.

If horses aren’t your thing, maybe natural hot springs are. McConnell Springs is part of a 26-acre park that sits just on the outskirts of Lexington. Although swimming is not allowed here due to the extreme temperatures of the springs, the grounds offer a scenic and interesting walk past the various pools. Don’t miss The Boils, where water rushing up from the ground makes the mud look like it is boiling, or The Final Sink, where the waters disappear into a cave and flow underground before resurfacing at Preston’s Cave, 500 meters downstream.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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