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Pools, Canoes, & Kayaks

May 30, 2016 - September 5, 2016

The Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. The center is open to the public and includes an outdoor pool and boat rentals.  Boats include canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals.  Tennis courts, mini golf and shuffle board are located nearby.

Daily and weekly pool passes and boat and equipment rentals may be purchased at the Lake Junlauska Soda Shop, located in the Kern Center. Summer Activities Passes may be purchased at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Pool Hours of operation:

Open from May 30, 2016 - September 5, 2016.  Daily admission to the pool is $6 per person or $25 per family (up to 6 people per family).  Daily passes can be purchased in the Lake Junaluska Soda Shop. Admission is free to lodging guests.  

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Saturday

  • Recreational Swim: 10 am - 6 pm
  • Lap Swim: 6 pm - 8 pm


  • Recreational Swim: 1 pm – 6pm

*Lap Swim and Swim lessons can be made by appointment. 

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are purchased from the Lake Junaluska Soda Shop in the Kern Center.

Boat Rental Hours

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday

  • 10 am - 6 pm


  • 1 pm – 6pm


  • $5 per person for 30 minutes for canoe or kayak.
  • $10 per person for 1 hour on paddle boards (Monday - Saturday only).  Instructions for paddle boards are required by recreation attendant.

Boat and paddle board passes may be purchased at the Soda Shop.

Other Aquatic Center Services

, Tennis, Mini Golf

Hours of Operation: August 17 - September 7

  • Monday – Friday: 10 am –6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Sunday: 1 pm – 6 pm

Equipment Rental for Shuffleboard, Tennis, Mini Golf, & Horseshoes

  • All of these activities are free, but a deposit is required to check out equipment.
  • Season activity pass holders and all lodging guests do not have to pay deposit; proper ID will be requested.
  • Renting equipment will be managed through the Soda Shop.
  • $2.00 deposit for mini golf ball and club required.  Mini golf balls are available for purchase.
  • $2.00 deposit for shuffleboard cue and puck.
  • $2.00 deposit for horsehoe set.
  • Deposits will be refunded upon return of equipment. 

2015 Summer Activities Passes

Summer Activities Passes are available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center. Passes are $120 for residents and $170 for non-residents. The package includes four (4) Summer Activities Passes.

Each Summer Activities Pass must be presented to receive the following offers:

  • Free admission to the Lake Junaluska Swimming Pool up to 4 people.
  • 10% dining discount at the Lambuth Inn and Terrace Hotel (cannot be applied to any other discounts or special offers)
  • 10% discount at the Lake Junaluska Bookstore and Café
  • $1 off boat rentals up to 4 people.
  • One coupon for one free greens fee at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course when Cart rental is purchased.
  • Free Cherokee IV Pontoon Boat Tour for up to 4 people, as space is available. 

Activities passes are available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center during regular hours.