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Memorial Day - Labor Day

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.

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Pool Hours of Operation:

Open 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 Bethea Welcome Center 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.

Lap swim and swim lessons can be made by appointment. Activity passes and signature will be required at pool check-in. 

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 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 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

, 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.

2018 Summer Activities Pass Info Coming Soon! 

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 and at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds.

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
  • Half price greens fee 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 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 or Junaluska Gifts & Grounds during regular hours.