Corbin Laurel Lake KOA is typical of the KOA parks we have encountered in the southeast: pretty, well run, and a little expensive.
We Paid: $42 per night for 2 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 171 East City Dam Road Corbin, KY 40701
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games Room, Pool, Playground, Field Games, Wireless, Cable TV, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane, Hiking
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
- Pretty grounds
- Cute Cabins
We have had better luck with KOA campgrounds in the east than in the west, and that’s a good thing since there are tons of them in this part of the country. Our last 4 have been at KOA and we’ve got more booked down the road. Corbin Laurel Lake is pretty classic for the brand. It has gravel pads, slightly older hook ups, lovely trees, and smallish but adequate facilities and amenities. Like others we have visited, management seem on the ball and the place is both clean and orderly.
One nice feature about this park is it has direct access trails to the nearby Laurel Lake which is great for all kinds of recreation. I like parks that are connected to the wilderness such that you can go for a hike without having to drive anywhere. It is somewhat uncommon outside of actual state parks. I was also pleased that the internet here worked fairly well. It was not fast, but it was reliable, though partly that is no doubt to the park being fairly empty while we were here. The cable TV was especially robust with lots of channels.
Their pool isn’t quite big enough for swimming, but if you just want to cool off or float about in the water it will do the trick. Like many KOAs, they spend extra attention on the kid’s playground compared to many other parks. All in all, it is a very decent park but comes at a higher than average price. Even with our membership discount, it wasn’t cheap. So not a bargain, but a very decent place to camp.