We welcome you to Corbin and invite you to visit often to stay informed about our wonderful city–a city progressive in spirit, yet traditional at heart!
Part of Daniel Boone National Forest, Corbin, Kentucky is the home of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Corbin. The mist of the falls creates the only Moonbow in the Western Hemisphere and can be seen at certain times each month during clear weather. Called the “Niagara of the South”, this 125-foot curtain of water drops 60 feet, causing a mist on the boulders in the gorge below.
Cumberland Falls is a hiker’s paradise with 17 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park to scenic areas. The Moonbow Trail connects with many backpacking trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Corbin is also the birthplace of the original Colonel Sanders Cafe and Museum. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the museum and dining room serve the traditional Kentucky Fried Chicken foods.
With more navigable miles of water than any other state in the union except Alaska, Kentucky has a veritable wonderland of lakes, creeks, ponds and rivers. With its cliff-lined shores and quiet coves, Laurel River Lake is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors each year. They come to boat, fish, swim, and relax at one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky.
The Daniel Boone National Forest features over 600 miles of developed forest trails, including nearly 300 miles of National Recreation Trails. Some trails are easy and fun for families with small children; other paths make great half-day hikes. Trails can lead to a backpacking adventure for a night or much longer.
The Daniel Boone National Forest offers two types of camping opportunities: developed campgrounds and undeveloped or dispersed campsites located throughout the general forest area. These sites are within easy reach of many of the forests’ recreational opportunities.
Thank you for visiting and remember to visit often!
Mayor Willard Mcburney