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Lake-Lure has been noted by National Geographic as "one of the ten most beautiful man-made lakes in the world." It sits like a jewel within the Hickory Nut Gorge among the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains just 26 miles southeast of Asheville. Guided, covered boat tours of the lake are available, which take visitors past miles of gorgeous shoreline and around Snake Island where you'll see many species of birds and wildlife. Lure Lake also has several locations that were used in the popular film, "Dirty Dancing." Twilight and dinner cruises are available April through October. The Beach at Lake Lure is a wonderful place for a family vacation. Catch some rays, play in the sand, and go swimming, water skiing, canoeing or boating. The Lake Lure Marina rents powerboats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and pontoon boats. Everything you need can be found right on the beach - concessions that serve hot dogs, drinks, pizza and other refreshments, beach supplies, restrooms, picnic areas, and inner tube rentals. Children love the Beach Water Works and its bumper boats, water canons, games and water slides. Sportswear and souvenir shops can also be found at the Lake Lure Marina, and lifeguards help ensure that your vacation is a safe one.

Surrounding areas: Chimney Rock, North Carolina (3.0 mi), Pinnacle Mountain, North Carolina (11.2 mi), Columbus, North Carolina (12.4 mi), Old Fort, North Carolina (13.6 mi), Rutherfordton, North Carolina (14.2 mi), Tryon, North Carolina (15.6 mi), Montreat, North Carolina (15.8 mi)

Lake Lure Vacation Rentals

Lake Lure Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Lake Lure Golf & Beach Resort112 MTNS BlvdLake Lure, NC (800) 260-1040
Lake Lure InnHwy 64/74Lake Lure, NC (828) 625-2525
Days Inn501 W MLS StColumbus, NC12.4 mi.(828) 894-3303
Ramada Limited150 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC14.4 mi.(828) 697-0006
Hampton Inn Hendersonville155 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC14.5 mi.(828) 697-2333
Comfort Inn585 Hwy 9 I-40 Exit 64Black Mountain, NC14.6 mi.(828) 669-9950
Quality Inn & Suites201 Sugarloaf RdHendersonville, NC14.6 mi.(828) 697-4399
Days Inn - Hendersonville102 Mitchell DrHendersonville, NC15.3 mi.(828) 697-5999
Assembly InnMontreat, NC15.8 mi.(828) 669-2911
Rutherford Inn210 Reservation DrSpindale, NC15.9 mi.(704) 286-3681
Comfort Inn206 Mitchelle DrHendersonville, NC16.8 mi.(800) 882-3843
Sun Valley Motel2507 Hendersonville RdArden, NC17.8 mi.(828) 684-6944
Quality Inn & Suites1 Skyline Inn DrArden, NC18.1 mi.(828) 684-6688
Days Inn Airport183 Underwood RdFletcher, NC18.7 mi.(800) 329-7466
Comfort Inn-airport15 Rockwood RdArden, NC18.9 mi.(828) 687-9199
Econo Lodge Airport196 Underwood RdFletcher, NC18.9 mi.(704) 684-1200
Hampton Inn & Suites18 Rockwood RdFletcher, NC18.9 mi.(828) 687-0806
Holiday Inn Airport550 Airport RdFletcher, NC18.9 mi.(704) 684-1213
Marriott Execustay/Turtle Creek99 Turtle Creek DrAsheville, NC19.0 mi.(800) 789-7829
Ramada800 Fairview RdAsheville, NC19.9 mi.(828) 298-9141
Comfort Inn205 Commerical DrForest City, NC19.9 mi.(828) 248-3400
Holiday Inn Express200 Holiday Inn DrForest City, NC19.9 mi.(828) 755-2000
Jameson Inns164 Jameson Inn DrForest City, NC19.9 mi.(828) 287-8788
Ramada Limited2600 Hwy 74aForest City, NC19.9 mi.(828) 248-1711
Comfort Inn178 Hwy 70 WMarion, NC20.4 mi.(828) 652-4888
Days Inn4248 Hwy 221 SMarion, NC20.4 mi.(828) 659-2567
Econo LodgeRt 1 Box 68aMarion, NC20.4 mi.(828) 659-7940
Country Inn & Suites199 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.5 mi.(828) 254-4311
Days Inn - Biltmore East1435 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.6 mi.(828) 298-4000
Hampton Inn204 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.6 mi.(828) 255-9220
Quality Inn & Suites1430 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.6 mi.(828) 298-5519
Town House Motel141 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.6 mi.(828) 253-8753
Homewood Suites By Hilton88 Tunnel RdAsheville, NC20.8 mi.(828) 252-5400
Baymont Inn-asheville204 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC21.3 mi.(828) 274-2022
Holiday Inn Express234 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC21.3 mi.(828) 274-0101
Howard Johnson Biltmore190 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC21.4 mi.(828) 274-2300
Springhill Suites By Marriott2 Buckstone PlAsheville, NC21.4 mi.(828) 253-4666
Doubletree Hotel Biltmore115 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC21.5 mi.(828) 274-1800
Sleep Inn117 Hendersonville RdAsheville, NC21.5 mi.(828) 277-1800
Extended Stay America6 Kenilworth KnlAsheville, NC21.7 mi.(828) 253-3483
Bed & Breakfast
Woodfield Inn2905 Greenville HwyFlat Rock, NC17.8 mi.(828) 693-6016

Lake Lure Weather & Climate

The Blue Ridge Mountains range from 800 feet to over 6,600 feet and topography affects the local weather. Expect temperatures to be 10 to 20 degrees cooler on the mountaintops than in the cities below. Spring is unpredictable, particularly at the higher elevations. Summer is warm and humid, but more pleasant at the higher elevations, with temperatures rarely reaching 90 degrees. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms are common. Winter is generally moderate, but extreme conditions can occur at the mountain peaks. It's not unusual to have warm temperatures in the valleys and snow in the higher areas. In the lowlands, snows of one inch or more occur just 1-5 times per year. More frequent and deeper snows fall at the higher elevations, although ski resorts rely on snowmaking equipment to ensure a good base. Fall often has warm days and cool nights and is the driest period.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 23°F 4.78 in. 49°F
February 43°F 25°F 4.72 in. 46°F
March 51°F 32°F 5.49 in. 52°F
April 59°F 40°F 4.21 in. 59°F
May 67°F 48°F 4.69 in. 68°F
June 72°F 55°F 4.84 in. 73°F
July 75°F 59°F 4.82 in. 77°F
August 74°F 58°F 5.96 in. 80°F
September 68°F 52°F 4.73 in. 76°F
October 60°F 42°F 4.64 in. 70°F
November 51°F 34°F 4.77 in. 58°F
December 43°F 27°F 4.03 in. 55°F

Lake Lure Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 19 miles west of Lake Lure in Asheville, North Carolina, the Greenville Spartanburg International airport (GSP) located approximately 37 miles south of Lake Lure in Greer, South Carolina, the Donaldson Center airport (GYH) located roughly 47 miles south of Lake Lure in Greenville, South Carolina, the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located around 72 miles east of Lake Lure in Charlotte, North Carolina, and finally the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 73 miles north of Lake Lure in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee.

Lake Lure Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC51.0 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC63.0 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC63.0 mi.
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC77.6 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN80.1 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN80.1 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN82.3 mi.
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC77.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Lake Lure Golf & Beach ResortLake LureNC 
Lake Lure Municipal Golf CourseLake LureNC 
Old Fort Golf CourseOld FortNC13.0 mi.
Black Mountain Golf CourseBlack MountainNC14.1 mi.
Cleghorn Plantation Golf & Country ClubRutherfordtonNC14.8 mi.
Meadowbrook Golf ClubRutherfordtonNC14.8 mi.
Rutherfordton Golf ClubRutherfordtonNC14.8 mi.
Red Fox Country ClubTryonNC15.9 mi.
Willow Springs Country ClubWilsonNC16.6 mi.
Crooked Creek Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC16.8 mi.
Cummings Cove Golf & Country ClubHendersonvilleNC16.8 mi.
Orchard Trace Golf ClubHendersonvilleNC16.8 mi.
Broadmoor Golf LinksFletcherNC17.0 mi.
Brookwood Golf ClubArdenNC17.0 mi.
High Vista Country ClubArdenNC17.7 mi.
Forest City Municipal Golf CourseForest CityNC19.2 mi.
Devils Ridge Golf ClubHolly SpringsNC21.0 mi.
Links O TryonCampobelloSC22.4 mi.
Buncombe County Municipal Golf CourseAshevilleNC22.6 mi.
Mountain Brook Golf ClubAlbemarleNC22.9 mi.
Dogwood Valley Golf CourseCaroleenNC25.3 mi.
Village Greens Golf & Country ClubGramlingSC25.3 mi.
Reems Creek Golf CourseWeavervilleNC27.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC33.7 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC51.0 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC53.7 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC53.7 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC54.1 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC69.5 mi.
State Parks
Mount Mitchell State ParkNC23.6 mi. 
Pleasant Ridge State ParkSC28.5 mi. 
Caesars Head State ParkSC32.7 mi. 
Paris Mountain State ParkSC35.7 mi. 
Table Rock State ParkSC39.7 mi. 
Bob Jones University Museum & GalleryGreenvilleSC41.5 mi.(Art)
South Carolina Gold MuseumPickensSC47.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC52.4 mi.(Art)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC58.1 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC23.2 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC41.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN103.4 mi.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC118.9 mi.

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