Managing the Beach, Lake Tours & Marina

The Town of Lake Lure owns the body of water known as Lake Lure. It includes a public beach and marina.

As stewards of the lake, the Town manages and regulates all aspects concerning this asset, one of the largest recreational and tourism destinations in the region.

Such management includes regulating use and access to the lake, all boating activities, swimming, fishing, and commercial ventures on the lake.

It includes silt removal and all dredging activities as well.

As part of its ownership of the lake, the Town contracts with private vendors to operate the activities of the Marina and the Public Beach.

It also contracts with a private vendor for the commercial tours of the lake that depart from Washburn Marina.

Over the years, various private businesses have operated these ventures. For at least the last ten years, Lake Lure Tours, Inc., has managed the beach, marina and guided pontoon boat tours.

The beach, marina and boat tour departure area are located across the street from the historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa. 

In 2018,  Lake Lure Tours again won the 5-year contract to manage these critically important recreational assets for the Town.

Learn more about the Lake Lure Beach

Learn more about boat tours of the Lake

Learn more about the services at Washburn Marina