Explore Lake Lure (Chimney Rock): Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle the warm waters of Lake Lure, a mountain lake nestled in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge. Rocky domes and green peaks surround the family-friendly lake on all sides. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent at the Lake Lure Marina. The family-friendly beach next to Lake Lure Marina offers water slides, a swimming area with beach and plenty of areas to enjoy a picnic (day use fees apply). Visit the Lake Lure Beach website to learn more.
For those looking to explore the other side of the lake, the recently renovated restaurant at Rumbling Bald Resort offers great food with a unique sports bar environment while offering outdoor recreation amenities including a very nice beach with boat and paddleboard rentals, two golf courses, a swimming pool and overnight lodging. For more information, visit https://www.rumblingbald.com/
Directions from Asheville: Take I-240 E to Exit 9. Stay on 74A E for 20 miles. The Lake Lure Visitor Center is a few miles past Chimney Rock Park on the left just before reaching Lake Lure.