Lake Junaluska residents ringing the bell during Lake Junaluska Day

Lake Junaluska Community

Lake Junaluska is an unincorporated community in Haywood County, North Carolina, under the direction of the Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc. Board of Trustees. It is home to the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, a beloved place of spiritual retreat since 1913.

The 1,200-acre community surrounds the 200-acre lake and welcomes residents and visitors. The grounds are open to the public and include a lakeside hotel, historic inn, gift and coffee shop, vacation rentals, golf course, walking trails, sacred spaces, gardens, boat rentals, outdoor pool, lake cruises, wildlife viewing and panoramic vistas.

Community Living

Lake Junaluska Assembly Public Works

Assembly Public Works provides residents and guests with various community services, including water and sewer utility service, street maintenance, and garbage collection. Click here to visit the APW website for all residential living information and services.

Security

The Assembly Public Works security team provides 24-hour police protection for the entire Assembly grounds, 365 days per year. To reach the officer-on-duty, please call the Security Office at 828-734-5575 or the 24-hour Haywood County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch line at 828-452-6666. In case of emergencies, please call 911.

Rules & Regulations

Lake Junaluska Assembly Rules and Regulations are made by and through its Board of Trustees in keeping with the Assembly’s mission.

Community Connections

Community Organizations

The Lake Junaluska community has several active community organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lake Junaluska offers many volunteer opportunities, ranging from the annual lake cleanup to decorating for Christmas.

Additional Resources

Library

Located in the Harrell Center, the Lake Junaluska Library is open year-round and welcomes visitors, residents and community members to check out a book for up to two weeks.

SEJ Heritage Center

Located at Lake Junaluska in the Foundation for Evangelism building (125 North Lakeshore Drive), the SEJ Heritage Center serves as the designated archival repository for the agencies and ministries of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, including Lake Junaluska Assembly. Visitors are welcome. Appointments are encouraged.

Things to do

Find a complete listing of Lake Junaluska resources and activities and see upcoming events. Memberships to the Fitness Center at Lake Junaluska are also available.

Property Management

If you choose to make your home available for rent, Lake Junaluska Vacation Rentals offers on-site, visible management for short- and long-term rentals.

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.

Columbarium

The Lake Junaluska Columbarium and Garden of Memory are sacred spaces for those who wish to make Lake Junaluska a final resting place for themselves or their loved ones.