Friends enjoy stand-up paddleboarding at Lake Junaluska

Canoes, Kayaks and Paddleboards

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

Explore the lake from a rental canoe, paddleboard, sit-on-top kayak, single sit-inside kayak or double sit-inside kayak from Lake Junaluska Outfitters.

Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, Lake Junaluska Outfitters is open daily, weather permitting. Current hours are, weather permitting, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. To contact Lake Junaluska Outfitters, call 828-454-6776.

Kayaks, Canoes and Stand-up Paddleboards are $15 per person for one hour during peak hours (1 p.m-5 p.m.) and $10 per person for one hour during off-peak hours. Guests who have a Summer Activity Pass enjoy 10 percent off boat rentals for up to four people per visit.

The beachfront area with rental kayaks, canoes and paddleboards is located next to the Lake Junaluska pool at 77 Memory Lane, Lake Junaluska, N.C.

How it Works

  • Purchase a boat rental pass in person at the Lake Junaluska Outfitters window at the pool. If you previously reserved a time, check in at the Lake Junaluska Outfitters’ window when you arrive to pick up a boat rental pass.
  • Present your boat rental pass to recreation attendants at the beachfront near the lakeside pool and the attendant will assist them with getting the equipment out onto the water.

Reminder: While we will have recreation attendants monitoring the water, there will be no lifeguard on duty. Guests are reminded to boat/paddleboard at their own risk.

Father and son canoe at Lake Junaluska


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  • Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) must be worn at all times.
  • Boats may be docked only at the boat beach.
  • No horseplay.
  • Maintain a respectful distance from wildlife.
  • No fishing is allowed from rental boats.
  • Please care for the equipment.
  • Stay within boating boundaries.
  • Boat at your own risk.

    In case of emergency, dial 911.
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  • Se deben usar dispositivos de flotación personal (PFD) en todo momento.
  • Los barcos sólo podrán atracar en la playa para barcos.
  • Sin payasadas.
  • Mantenga una distancia respetuosa con la vida silvestre.
  • No se permite pescar desde barcos de alquiler.
  • Por favor cuide el equipo.
  • Manténgase dentro de los límites de navegación.
  • Barco bajo su propia responsabilidad.

    En caso de emergencia, marque el 911.
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. The fee to rent a boat slip for one year is currently $245. Please join the waitlist if you are interested in renting a boat slip.