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Dam @ Laurel Lake - Corbin KY

Dam @ Laurel Lake is a shore accessible fresh water dive site, located in Corbin, KY 40743. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 2 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 16-20ft/5-6m.

36° 57′ 0″ N, 84° 16′ 0″ W
There’s a parking lot near the damn with access to the "beach"

Follow the trail through the trees and dive off the shore. To the left is a granite bottom. One can stay around 30 feet. Going straight off the shore, there is a gradual slope to approx 80 feet. There is guard rail from the old road here. From the shore, there is a series of no boating markers. Take the bouy to the left, it drops to 80 feet and the guard rail.

Dropping over the guard rail drops to 130’and there is nothing to see.


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Bryant - 4/23/2019 7:12 PM
I’m looking to dive this lake a few times this summer. I am drysuit cert with AOW and working on deco in the next few months. Looking for other people interested in exploring this summer!
Bluewaterextreme - 8/21/2015 4:17 PM
I have been considering giving Laurel Lake a try. Anyone on here still dive it on a regular basis?
mattmiller - 10/13/2015 5:50 PM
I would like to dive there. Do you own a drysuit?
Bluewaterextreme - 10/13/2015 6:52 PM
No unfortunately I have not got a drysuit yet.
aaron067 - 1/03/2013 6:41 AM
Iv only seen a few fish and found some anchors, keys etc. but really wanting to find a sunken boat or car to explore. I have been told there is a few cars and boats but nobody has a general location or map. Any help from the diving community would be appreciated greatly.
weaponsfreak - 1/03/2013 3:32 AM
I used to live the Laurel Lake when I was in High School. It has been some time ago and way before I ever thought about diving. However, I now live in Alaska and have often thought what the diving in the lake would be like. I have caught a couple nice catfish out of there. Are there any cool stuff in the lake to see?
aaron067 - 12/29/2012 10:20 AM
Anyone know of exact location of a sunken boat in this area?
CHUNKS1140 - 6/07/2012 9:04 AM
We are diving this coming Saturday 6.9.12 if any one wants to join us.
Kelli_Kenny - 5/03/2012 11:47 AM
Is anybody going to Laurel Lake from Lexington this Sunday?
CHUNKS1140 - 4/12/2012 1:15 PM
Rating Added: 3
Actual max depth is 292 feet if you have the training and gear to reach it.
CHUNKS1140 - 5/04/2012 10:41 AM
I stand corrected it is 280 feet.