Fishing at Lake Junaluska

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Grab your fishing pole and get away from it all! Common catches include bass, perch, crappie, brim, bluegill and trout. Fishing is open to the public with a valid N.C. fishing license.

Fishing at Lake Junaluska

Fishing and Boating Regulations

Lake Junaluska is a private community and conference center, including the lake, that is made available to the public for recreation. Fishing is permitted only in designated areas following the regulations of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. There is no fishing after dark. Fishermen should be sensitive to waterfowl and swans. More information can be found at Fishing licenses are available at Ace Hardware located at 1391 Dellwood Rd, Waynesville, N.C. 28786 (0.5 miles west of Lake Junaluska on Hwy 19 West).

No boats using gasoline or diesel fuel are allowed on the waters of the lake. Boating access for boats on trailers is available at the Hwy 19 boat ramp. Other vessels may be launched from either the Hwy 19 boat ramp or the boat beach located to the north of the Aquatic Center on Memory Lane. No fishing from lakeshore in this area and no fishing in swan feeding zone