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Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska is a census-designated place (CDP) in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lake Junaluska is named after nearby Mount Junaluska (now North Eaglenest Mountain), which in turn is named after Chief Junaluska, a Cherokee leader. The 2010 census reports that the community had a total population of 2734.The 200 acre (0.81 km2) manmade lake is surrounded by private residences and the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, owned by the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. The lake is fed primarily from Richland Creek and discharges into the creek, maintaining an approximately constant lake level. Richland Creek is a tributary to the French Broad River. Recreation on the lake includes canoes, kayaks, fishing and swimming. Only electric trolling motors are permitted on the lake to maintain a quiet environment. There is a 3.5 mile paved walking trail around the lake enjoyed by visitors and residents. The Blue Ridge Parkway is nearby as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Lake Junaluska is in North Carolina Mountains. Make the most of your holiday in Lake Junaluska by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States trip builder site .
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