More Navigation

Directions to Lake Junaluska

 NC Department of Transportation Road Closures

  • November 7-10: Hwy. 209 will be closed in both directions from Old Clyde Road to Carley Road starting at 7 pm on Friday, November 7 and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, November 10 at 7 am. 
  • November 14 - 16: Hwy. 209 will be closed in both directions from Old Clyde Road to Carley Road starting at 7 pm on Friday, November 14 and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, November 16 at 7 am. 

To avoid road closures: Take exit 103 and drive about 1 mile until you see Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front entrance gates on the right.

Please check-in at the Bethea Welcome Center for all Lake Junaluska Lodging.

Driving Directions

Coming from East (from Asheville-25 miles):

  • From I-40, take exit 27 onto US 19-23.
  • Drive 3-4 miles.
  • Do not take exit 104 -- it is easy to get lost.
  • Take exit 103 and drive about 1 mile until you see Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front entrance gates on the right.
  • Bear right and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.


Coming from West (from Knoxville- 92 miles):

  • From I-40, take exit 20 toward "Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley".
  • Bear right on the ramp.
  • Drive 7 miles until you come to the stop light.
  • Turn left at the light and drive 3 more miles, and pass through 1 stop light.
  • The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front gates will be on your left shortly after the stop
  • Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.


Coming from Atlanta- 172 miles from Midtown:

  • Take I-85 North to I-985 North.
  • At Gainesville, GA take 365 North to 441 North into NC.
  • Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74 which will turn into 23/74. 
  • Take Hwy 23/74 North Lake Junaluska/Maggie Valley Exit (102-B).
  • Travel two miles then turn right on US 19.  The entrance to Lake Junaluska is approximately ¼ mile on left.
  • Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Using a GPS to find us?

Below is the street address of the Bethea Welcome Center.

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
91 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Airport Information

Our closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport

 

Train Information

Our closest train station is the Amtrak in Greenville, SC

Bus Travel Information

Our closest bus station is the Greyhound station in Waynesville, NC