When you visit Western North Carolina, be prepared for a truly authentic Appalachian experience filled with outdoor adventure & family-friendly activities. Lake Junaluska is located in Haywood County which is best known for its 46 miles of scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway & the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This world-renowned park encompasses over half a million acres filled with hiking trails & diverse plant/animal life where you may picnic & explore to your heart’s delight. Lake Junaluska is just one of five fun mountain towns in the area. Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Canton, & Clyde each brings its own culture & Appalachian heritage to the area. And let's not forget Asheville which is a short 25 mile drive east!