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Pools, Canoes, & Kayaks

May 26, 2017 - September 4, 2017

Pool Hours of operation:

Open from May 26, 2017 - September 4, 2017.  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 Rec Hut. Admission is free to lodging guests.  

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


  • 1– 8 p.m.

Lap Swim and Swim lessons can be made by appointment. 

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 stand up 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 Rec Hut, located next to the Kern Center. Summer Activities Passes may be purchased at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are purchased from the Lake Junaluska Rec Hut in the Kern Center.

Boat Rental Hours

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


  • 1 – 8 p.m.


  • $5 per person for 30 minutes for canoe or kayak
  • $10 per person for 1 hour on paddle boards.

Boat and paddle board passes may be purchased at the Rec Hut.

Other Aquatic Center Services

, Tennis, Mini Golf

Hours of Operation: 


  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


  • 1 - 8 p.m.

Equipment Rental for Shuffleboard, Tennis, Mini Golf

  • Proper ID will be requested.
  • Rental equipment is managed through the Rec Hut.
  • Mini golf - purchase ball for $5 and play unlimited rounds.
  • Shuffleboard cue and puck $5 rental fee.

2016 Summer Activities Passes


Summer Activities Passes are available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center. Passes are $135 for residents and $200 for non-residents. The package includes four (4) Summer Activities Passes. Additional passes can be added for families larger than four people, up to six people maximum.

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 The Terrace (cannot be applied to any other discounts or special offers)
  • 10% discount at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds and Golf Course Snack Bar
  • $1 off boat rentals up to 4 people, per visit
  • Half price green fees 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 or Junaluska Gifts & Grounds during regular hours.