Swim at Lake Junaluska's lakeside outdoor seasonal swimming pool, or rent a canoe, kayak or standup paddleboard from our Recreation Hut to expore the lake. Also nearby are tennis/pickleball courts, mini golf, a playground, shuffle board, lakeside walking trail, golf course and more. Tours on Lake Junaluska's Cherokee IV pontoon boat will be available soon!
Lake Junaluska boat rentals are open Thursdays-Sundays from September 10, 2020, to October 25, 2020.
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Be advised recreation attendants monitor the water, but there is no lifeguard on duty. Participation in water activities is at your own risk.
Please note that fishing from rental boats is not allowed. Learn more about fishing regulations and areas at Lake Junaluska.
For more information on boat rentals, contact the Recreation Hut at 828-454-6776.
Extended Late Summer Hours (September 8-27, 2020)
Hours may vary for weather and private events. Pool parties may affect hours on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.
Pool admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that to comply with North Carolina Executive Order No. 141, which is in effect through June 26, 2020, the Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center will operate at reduced capacity, with no more than 100 people allowed in at one time and no more than 45 people permitted in the water at the same time. Visit our health and safety page to read more about what we are doing at the aquatic center and across Lake Junaluska to help protect our guests, our community and our staff members.
For more information, contact the Recreation Hut at 828-454-6776.
Lodging guests of Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center enjoy complimentary pool access. Guests are required to show the wristbands they were issued at check-in at the pool entrance.
The Lake Junaluska Aquatic Center is located at 77 Memory Lane in Lake Junaluska, N.C.
Additional rules and regulations are posted at the pool entrance.
Also, visit our health and safety page to learn more about what we're doing to help protect our guests, our community and our staff.
Want to host a pool party?
When the pool opens for the season, private pool events are $275 and may be held Sundays or Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. To book a private pool event, contact Group Sales at 828-454-6650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: North Carolina Executive Order No. 141, which is in effect through June 26, 2020, limits outdoor gatherings to 25 people.
COMING SOON! Children’s birthday parties during regular pool hours will be offered for $140 and include:
Note: Children’s birthday pool parties will not be available during Phase Two of reopening in North Carolina. North Carolina Executive Order No. 141 is in effect through June 26, 2020.