Lake Lure Chimney Rock North Carolina Fall Leaf Report – Changing Foliage Leaves

lake lure chimney rock leaf reportVisitors from around the world come to the Blue Ridge Mountains to witness the fall changing of the leaves.  As summer draws to an end, and cooler weather begins to set in, the lush green leaves that cover the mountains slowly turn to a bright gold and yellow color creating a colorful panorama.  No where is this sight more breathtaking than in the area around Lake Lure and Chimney Rock North Carolina. The color change begins in the upper elevations and works it way down to the valleys.  The months of October and November are normally the most beautiful.

The link below provides up to date photographs of the changing leaves.  Below each picture is the date that it was taken.  Make sure to bring your camera.

Click Here for the Lake Lure, Chimney Rock North Carolina Leaf Report.

Boat Permits and Boat Rental Fees for Non Residents – Lake Lure NC

The main attraction in Lake Lure North Carolina is the lake itself.  The lake is approximately 720 acres and has over 20 miles of shoreline. You can enjoy fishing, watersports, sightseeing and more.  You can enjoy a day on the lake either in your own boat or in a rented boat.

If you choose to use your own boat you will need to purchase a boat permit from the Town of Lake Lure.  Permit fees for non residents varies depending on the length of time the permit is for, the time of year, and whether your boat is motorized or non motorized.  Peak Season is from the Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day.  For more information call the Marina at 828-625-9983. Or click here for up to date information from the Lake Lure Website.  Also, remember that if you are fishing you will also need a North Carolina Fishing License.

Click link below to view current Lake Lure Boating Permit Fees.

Lake Fees


Things to do in Lake Lure North Carolina

Lake Lure North Carolina is filled with fun activities for individuals, groups or families. I have listed below the main attractions of the area starting with the closest. If possible, a link to the attractions website is provided.

The Beach & Waterworks – Located in downtown Lake Lure and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.  Groomed daily and well maintained.  Has a roped off area for safety, a waterslide, showers and a picnic area.

Lake Lure Tours – Enjoy a wonderful guided tour of Lake Lure on a large, covered pontoon boat. See all the historic sites including the Lake Lure Inn and the site of the Dirty Dancing Move.  Tour lasts about 1 hour.

Allure Spa – Located in the historic Lake Lure Inn.  Enjoy a day or just an hour.  Massages, nail treatments, facials and more.

Boat Rentals at the Lake Lure Marina – Rent a canoe, kayak, paddle boat or a pontoon boat and take a tour of the lake at your leisure.

Lake Lure Municipal Golf Course – Wonderful 9 hole golf course.  Leave Seton Road and go left and its just a few miles away.  Rates are reasonable and the course is beautiful.  Carts, clubs and balls available for rent.

Wyndham Fairfield Mountains Golf Course – 2 Beautiful courses.  A little further away than the Lake Lure course but not too bad.  Located at the very end of the lake.  Cross the dam and look for the Fairfield Mountains Resort.