One of the loveliest artificial lakes within the country, Lake Lure is nestled within the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North geographic region. Situated concerning twenty seven miles from town, Lake Lure sits within the edible nut Gorge, enclosed by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs. Hunt to visualize the far-famed Chimney Rock. From the highest of Chimney Rock, there are spectacular views of the lake and gorge. It’s been a filming location for scenes from the movies Thunder Road, Dirty saltation, A Breed Apart, Forrest Gump, and The Last of the Mohicans and Fire starter. Do not miss the Dirty saltation Festival!
Take a soothing walk on the paseo any time of the year (free) and cross the Flowering Bridge. Enjoy a picnic by the lake. Close is looking and restaurants within the village of Chimney Rock. The lake is in hand by the city of Lake Lure, with personal homes close most of the lake. Access is provided via a city docking facility, beach and park.
Things to try and do at Lake Lure
The Beach: whereas the wide sandy beach and lake are in hand by the city, a non-public company maintains the beach and its amenities that embrace a waterslide into the lake and a water park excellent for a hot summer day. There also are restrooms, dynamic rooms, and buffet and picnic tables. 2018 Hours & Admission: Open national holiday Weekend and June 1-2. Beginning June 9, open seven days through middle August. Then weekends through Labor Day. $9/adults, $8/seniors, $7/age 4-12 - includes Water Park. No pets allowed. The beach is on United States route sixty four / 74A. Address is 2930 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure.
Rumbling Bald Trail: currently a part of the Chimney Rock State Park, this can be a preferred spot for mountain climbing, bouldering and hiking. Hike the 1.5-mile loop by the boulders and cliffs. Read more.
Town Center Walkway: From the Flowering Bridge, walk the city Center walk on the lake for spectacular mountains views, extending 3/4 of a mile by Morse Park, the docking facility and also the beach.
Morse Park & Greenway: get pleasure from spectacular vistas of the hickory nut Gorge with a picnic or stroll at this 23-acre community shore park. Get numerous nice info at the Rutherford County guests Center there.
Mountain Biking (and hiking): Buffalo Creek Park is that the gateway to one, 500 acres of preserved land that protects the northern origin of Lake Lure. Once absolutely developed, it'll supply over ten miles of intermediate to advanced mountain biking trails and picnic facilities on Buffalo Creek. This trail snakes upward in a very three.5-mile loop that climbs more or less five hundred feet through forest parcel of land and boulder fields. An extra one mile path is open for 2 miles out and back. Directions: From town, drive the curvy road around Lake Lure on U.S. route 64/74A a couple of mile past the dam to Bill's Creek Road. Flip left and approach two miles and switch left on Buffalo Creek Road. Follow this road for two.2 miles, past the golf courses and condos. Flip right at the sign for Rumbling Bald Resort, cross the little bridge and continue for one.6 miles.
Follow I-240 East to Exit #9, route 74A East to Bat Cave and continue on route 74A (and route 64) to Lake Lure.
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