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Lake Carnico

This scenic 105 acre lake located just off of Highway 68 in Nicholas County is the perfect place to get away from the hustle & bustle.  Lake Carnico is owned by the Nicholas County Development Corporation, a non-profit organization which was formed in 1961 for the purpose of building the lake and the adjacent 4-H Camp for the betterment of Nicholas County.

Visitors are welcome to enjoy the public beach and boat ramp.  So pack a picnic, load up your beach gear and kayak, and come out to enjoy a day on the water at this hidden gem.


Picnicking (no picnic tables available)




Beach Rules:

Pay before entering

No swimming beyond the ropes

Swim at your own risk

No unattended children

No alcohol

No glass

No littering

No pets

Closed at Dusk

Admission Fees:

$3/person Beach Entrance (all ages)

$5 Boat Launch Fee (motorized)

$3 Boat Launch Fee (unmotorized)

Lake Carnico is a no wake lake

Pre-Packaged snacks are available for sale at the beach (open seasonally)

Portable toilets are available


Lake Carnico

Highway 1455, Carlisle KY 40311

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