Located east of Asheville in the Hickory Nut Gorge, Lake Lure
is a peaceful lake resort town nestled against the Blue Ridge Mountains. The natural beauty of the mountains and Chimney Rock State Park attract thousands of visitors every year, but the true gem of Lake Lure is its namesake: a 720-acre lake listed by Natural Geographic as one of the top ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world.
The benefits of a lakeside vacation are endless. From learning to water-ski to fishing in the lake's shady waters, this town offers enough things to do to keep your family occupied for months. Aside from hiking amidst the Carolina wildlife and waterfalls at Chimney Rock or kayaking the Broad River, the best part of Lake Lure is enjoying all the lake has to offer. And what better way to enjoy Lake Lure than by spending a day at the Lake Lure Water Park?
The Lake Lure Beach and Water Park
The Lake Lure Beach and Water Park is one of the town's best-known and best-loved attractions. The 3-acre beach is located near the center of town and offers ample parking, with over 70 spots for guests and residents. Bathrooms, change areas, and concessions are all located on the property. Splash in lake waters, sun on the shores or build sand castles with your family-- who says you can't have a lakeside getaway and a beach vacation in the same trip?
Why stop with a trip to the beach? The Lake Lure Water Park offers water-soaked fun for the entire family. With a water slide
, water games
, bumper boats
, and water wars
, the water park encourages everyone to feel like a kid again. Admission to the water park is included in beach admission.
Affordable Summer Fun for the Whole Family
Best of all, the Lake Lure Beach and Water Park is incredibly affordable. Adult admission is under $10 and kids under age four get in free. Children over four are admitted for a discounted rate.
The park puts safety first: admission for a non-swimming adult supervising a group of swimming children is free (as long as there aren't any other swimming adults in the party).
If you frequently vacation at Lake Lure, you may be interested in purchasing group or individual season passes. Groups over 20 receive a dollar off each admission price. A picnic area is also available for rental
, perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, or group picnics.
Where to Stay
Lake Lure offers plenty of beautiful (and affordable) vacation rentals
for guests. Renting a cozy lakeside cottage or spacious lake vacation home is the perfect way to "feel like a local." Many vacation rentals are within easy walking distance of the Lake Lure Water Park. You can easily pack snacks of a picnic lunch for your family in your fully-equipped kitchen before spending a day at the beach and water park. Some vacation rentals even come with private boats or hot tubs, perfect for enjoying the lake when you're not at the beach or water park.
When to Go
The Lake Lure Beach and Water Park is open from Memorial Day Weekend to mid-August
. Visiting in the off-season? No worries-- there are still plenty of fantastic things to do in Lake Lure
any time of year.
Lake Lure Beach Rentals
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