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Pool and Recreation


The pool is open to the public Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Daily and weekly pool passes and boat and equipment rentals may be purchased at the Lake Junlauska Recreation Hut, located next to the Kern Center. Summer Activities Passes may be purchased at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Boat rentals at Lake Junaluska include canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals. Tennis courts, mini golf and shuffle board are located nearby.

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The acquatic center at Lake Junaluska includes a swimming pool and boat rentals

Pool Hours of Operation:

Open daily from Memorial Day - Labor Day.

  • Daily admission to the pool is $6 per person or $20 per family per day (4 person max).  
  • Weekly pool passes can be purchased at the recreation hut for $25/person.

Daily passes can be purchased in the Recreation Hut. Admission is free to lodging guests and membership holders.

Hours of Operation: 

Monday – Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.


  • 1– 8 p.m.

Activity passes and signature will be required at pool check-in. The pool can be reserved for private parties on Tuesdays and Sundays from 5:30-8 p.m., so the pool may close early some weeks at that time. Please call the pool at 828-246-0908 to see if hours have changed. 

Rules and Regulations

  • Children 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • No food is permitted at the pool
  • No glass bottles permitted at the pool
  • No running, rough play, etc.
  • Swim at your own risk. No lifeguard on duty.
  • Trained Pool Monitors on duty.
  • Private parties available upon request at the Bethea Welcome Center.

Boat Rentals

Boat rentals are purchased from the Lake Junaluska Recreation Hut next to 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 Recreation Hut. Guests must present boat pass to Recreation Attendants at the beachfront and the attendant will assist them in getting the equipment onto the water.

Other Aquatic Center Services

Shuffleboard, Tennis and 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, Free to Lake Junaluska lodging guests and pass holder.
  • Tennis - Racket rental is $5/person. New tennis balls for sale. $5 for 3 balls. Courts are open during daylight hours.

A parent or guardian must accompany children. Equipment can be rented out from the Recreation Hut. Recreation Attendants will be monitoring to ensure that guests are not walking on the courts or making improper use of equipment.

2019 Summer Activities Pass 

The Summer Activity Pass is available for all persons interested in using our facilities. Summer Activity Passes will be available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center.

  • Lake Junaluska Residents: $145 (up to four persons per family)  

Verified home owners living within Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc. property. Additional $30 per person for families larger than 4 people; up to 6 person maximum.

  • Non-Residents: $220 (up to four persons per family) 

Additional $45 per person for families larger than 4 people; up to 6 person maximum.

Memberships receive the following services and 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 and only available between Memorial Day and Labor Day)
  • 10% discount at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds and Golf Course Snack Bar
  • $1 off boat rentals up to 4 people, per visit
  • $5 off a round of golf at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course 
  • Free Cherokee IV Pontoon Boat Tour for up to 4 people, as space is available and as long as other groups have not rented Cherokee IV for private tours. 

Each Summer Activities Pass must be presented at time of service and are non-transferable.  Activities passes will be available for purchase at the Bethea Welcome Center during regular hours.