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Lake Junaluska Outfitters 

Gear up for fun at Lake Junaluska Outfitters, our hub for outdoor recreation with canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals, lake cruisespool passes, maps, information, recreation equipment, snacks, ice cream and more! We also offer summer activity passes for your family to enjoy a variety of activities at Lake Junaluska all summer long!

Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals


Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m Friday-Sunday through the end of October.

How to Rent

Guests can purchase a rental pass from Lake Junaluska Outfitters located near the pool or reserve a time online. Guests will present their boat pass to Outfitters staff at the beachfront and staff will assist them with getting the equipment out onto the water. Please note fishing and pets are not allowed on rental boats, and boaters under age 18 must have an adult on the water with them.


$10 per person for one hour (Off-Peak Hours)
$15 per person for one hour (Peak Hours 1-5 p.m.)
Book online to enjoy off-peak hour pricing all day! 



Swimming Pool

Open Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend (Closed Aug. 23-26 & Aug. 30-Sept. 2)


Summer hours are open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (weather permitting) through Sunday, Aug. 15. (The pool may close on Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. for private events, and will be closed Aug. 23-26 and Aug. 30-Sept. 2.)

Late summer hours are:

  • Monday, Aug. 16-Thursday, Aug. 19 — Open 12-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 20-Sunday, Aug. 22 — Open 10 a.m-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 27-Sunday, Aug. 29 — Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 3-Monday, Sept. 6 — Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Daily Activity Passes

$10 per person per day
$30 per immediate family per day ($5 additional per person after 4 people)

  • Includes pool admission, 1 round of mini golf, 1 hour of shuffleboard/cornhole
  • Passes may be purchased at Lake Junaluska Outfitters located near the pool.
  • Complimentary pool access for Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center lodging guests.
  • 2021 Summer Activity Memberships that include admission to the pool from Memorial Day to Labor Day are available.

To book a pool party, contact Group Sales at 828-454-6650. Private pool events are $275 and may be held Sundays or Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m.

Cherokee IV

Lake Cruises

Join us for a guided boat tour aboard the Cherokee IV!  


5 p.m. on Friday's & 6 p.m. on Saturday's and Sunday's (weather permitting)


$10 per adult
$5 per child ages 4-12
Under 4 free

Private Tours: To schedule a private boat tour on Lake Junaluska contact Group Sales at 828-454-6650 or email


Mini Golf

Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Check out equipment from Lake Junaluska Outfitters located near the pool.


$5 per person per round of 18 holes for club/ball.
Free if a person has their own club/ball.

Tennis & Pickleball

Summer Hours for Equipment Rental: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Tennis and pickleball courts are available at no charge on a first come, first served basis.
  • Rent tennis rackets from Lake Junaluska Outfitters located near the pool.


$5 per racket per hour

Shuffleboard & Cornhole

Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • A parent or guardian must accompany children.
  • Equipment can be rented out from Lake Junaluska Outfitters located near the pool.


$7 per court per hour

Equipment Rentals

Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Rent basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs and other recreation equipment from Lake Junaluska Outfitters near the pool.

2021 Summer Activity Pass

2021 Summer Activity Passes are available and will be valid from May 28, 2021 (Friday before Memorial Day) through September 6, 2021 (Labor Day). 


$295 (Pass includes up to 4 persons per family.)
Additional $45 per person for families larger than 4 people; up to 6 persons maximum.

Pass Benefits Include:  

  • Free admission to the Lake Junaluska swimming pool during valid dates (Up to 4 people)
  • 10% dining discount at the Lakeside Bistro and Lambuth Inn Dining Room (Cannot be applied to any other discounts or special offers)
  • 10% discount at Junaluska Gifts & Grounds gift and coffee shop
  • $5 discount on round of golf with cart at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course
  • 10% off boat rentals (Up to 4 people per visit)
  • One complimentary round of mini golf 
  • One complimentary rental of tennis/pickleball racquets for use at our tennis/pickleball courts

Passes can be purchased online or at Lake Junaluska Outfitters near the pool. 

  1. Purchase 2021 Summer Activity Pass

Boat Slip Rentals

Rent your own boat slip in one of three easily accessible prime waterfront areas around Lake Junaluska. The boat slips can accommodate kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. We encourage you to join the waitlist for the 2022-2023 rental process as all boat slips are full for this year. The fee to rent a boat slip for one year is currently $240.