Group of friends paddleboarding on Lake Junaluska

Canoes, Kayaks and Paddleboards

Rent a canoe, kayak or paddleboard from Lake Junaluska Outfitters and explore the lake from the water.

Lake Junaluska Outfitters offers canoes, paddleboards, sit-on-top kayaks, single sit-inside kayaks and double sit-inside kayaks.  Each rental includes a paddle and Personal Floatation Device (PFD). Our self-bailing sit-on-top kayaks,  single sit-inside kayaks and paddleboards can each accommodate one person. Double sit-inside kayaks can accommodate two people. Canoes can accommodate up to three people.

Lake Junaluska Outfitters is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Friday, May 27, through Monday, Sept. 5, weather permitting.

Rentals are $10 per person per hour during off-peak hours and $15 per person per hour during peak hours. Peak hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

How to Reserve
Reserve and pay for your kayak, canoe or paddleboard online, or visit the Lake Junaluska Outfitters window in person. Reserve now. 

When You Arrive
Check in at the Lake Junaluska Outfitters window, which is located near the pool at 77 Memory Lane, Lake Junaluska, N.C. After you are checked in, our staff at the beachfront will assist you with equipment and launch onto the water .

Please note that fishing and pets are not allowed on rental canoes, and boaters under age 18 must have an adult on the water with them.


  • $10 per person per hour during off-peak hours
  • $15 per person per hour during peak hours.
  • Reservations can be made online or in person at the Lake Junaluska Outfitters window near the pool. Reserve online.
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.