stay cool this summer on Lake Lure

3 Splashing Fun Ways to Stay Cool This Summer on Lake Lure

Summer and the mountains go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s the perfect mix of warm summer air with a cool mountain breeze. No trip to Western North Carolina would be complete without swimming in one of the hillside’s serene lakes. If you’re ready to kick off your flip flops and jump in, we have everything you need to know about how to stay cool this summer on Lake Lure.

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How to Stay Cool This Summer on Lake Lure

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Jump in and stay cool this summer on Lake Lure. We have everything you need to know about the best activities on the lake and how to make sure you have the best summer yet. 


Avid fishermen will love the thrill of Lake Lure. Cool off when you go fishing on Lake Lure this summer. The lake is claimed by local North Carolinians as the “crown jewel” and is home to largemouth bass, white bass, brown trout, and rainbow trout. It’s the ideal spot for trophy fishing and casual fishing alike. 

Book a fishing charter and reel in the big one during your next lake outing. Captain Steve, with Lake Lure Fishing Excursions, knows Lake Lure well and is sure to guide you to your next great catch!


Slow down with a kayak trip on Lake Lure this summer. Rent your boat through Lake Lure Adventure Company, and they’ll deliver everything you need for an awesome Lake Lure excursion right to you! Close your eyes and imagine gently paddling through the mountainscape with the warm summer breeze at your back. What are you waiting for? Start exploring today!


An afternoon at Lake Lure Beach and Waterpark is blissful, authentic fun. Whether you’re basking in the sun, jumping in for a swim, or slipping down the waterslides, there is a little something for everyone to enjoy at this mountain beach. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids and include admission to the waterpark.   

Dry Off at The Esmeralda Inn and Spa

Plan your summer stay in one of our cozy, riverside cabins. Book the Rocky Broad River Cabin and enjoy the charm of a real log cabin with stunning views of the river and mountains surrounding you. The two-bedroom home features rustic furnishings, an outdoor picnic table, a patio next to the river, and a well-equipped kitchen.

Let us make your Lake Lure vacation as simple as possible. Book the Hickory Nut Gorge Package and enjoy two tickets to Chimney Rock State Park, two tickets to a Lake Lure boat tour, dinner for two in our restaurant, and a picnic lunch for two. We can’t wait to welcome you to the mountains!

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