The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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Located southeast of Hendersonville just below Chimney Rock Park is sparkling Lake Lure, selected by National Geographic as one of the ten most spectacular and beautiful man-made lakes in the world. Over 1,500 acres of crystal clear water and 27 miles of inviting shoreline await the visitor to this majestic body of water. Marina and sandy beaches are open to the public, and boat tours of the lake, offered by Lake Lure Tours, are a popular attraction. The boat tour dock is located at Lake Lure Marina, off of highway 64/74A.

Website: Lake Lure Boat Tours
Location: Southeast of
Distance: From Asheville, approximately 30 miles, a 45-minute drive
Address: Lake Lure Boat Tours, 2930 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure, NC 28746 (located at Lake Lure Marina)
Telephone: Lake Lure Tours: 828-625-1373, 877-386-4255
Hours: Lake Lure Tours: March-November. Daily cruises on the hour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fees: Lake Lure Tours: Adult and child rates. Swimming at beach, no fee.
Allow: Cruises take one hour
Tips: Lake Lure has an excellent beach at the northern end of the lake near the Marina. Opens in May.
Nearby: Chimney Rock Park
Directions: From Hendersonville, take Hwy. 64 West. Turn right on Hwy. 74. Go through Chimney Rock to Lake Lure. From Asheville, take I-240 East to Exit 9 (Bat Cave, Blue Ridge Parkway) and continue on Hwy. 74A through Hickory Nut Gap and Chimney Rock. Lake Lure is one mile past Chimney Rock.












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