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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 activites at Lake Junaluska all summer long! Typical hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Please note we will be closed Wednesday, July 14, for maintenance.

Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Open Daily Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend
Open Weekends in May & Early Fall
10 a.m - 8 p.m. 


  • 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! 

  1. Book Now

Swimming Pool

Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (weather permitting)
Closed for private events on Wednesday, July 28, from 3-6:30 p.m., and Sunday and Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. through Sunday, Aug. 15.

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.

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Lake Cruises

Pre-Memorial Day Hours: Open Friday - Sunday 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Summer Hours: Open Thursday - Sunday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. (weather permitting)


$10 per person, $5 ages 4-12 and under 4 free (45-minute cruise)

Purchase guided boat tour tickets online before tour begins. 

  1. Buy a Boat Tour Ticket

Lake Cruises & Lodging Packages: Click here to learn more about summer lodging packages that include a lake cruise!

Private Boat 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