Carmack Bay FSR 121/121C

Total Miles


148.32 ft


0.75 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

Carmack Bay FSR 121/121C is a Forest Service Road through Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. It is primarily a gravel road that shows serious degradation and wears throughout its path. It has major rutting, mud pits, heavy water collection areas, and one main steep grade leading down to the waterfront at Crab Bay. The road is a fair split between gravel, dirt, and broken-up old blacktop on the 121C section. Be warned of low lake water levels at the bay, the ground around it is still very soft. Wet conditions and rain increase the difficulty of this trail.

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Carmack Bay FSR 121/121C
Carmack Bay FSR 121/121C
Carmack Bay FSR 121/121C


Picking a good line over the major rutting is key to passing this trail with ease, or having serious clearance and tire size. The water holes are probably every bit of 1 foot deep, this summer has been dry, and the trail has a few optional mud ruts you can run as well.

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Access Description

From the I-24 overpass at Dover Road/KY-453 head south on KY State Hwy-453 for 9.6 miles, and turn left onto Tornado Valley FSR 112 at 36.95222, -88.15420. Follow this for 4.3 miles to the trail entrance on the left at 36.99445, -88.11323.

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