Traveling to Lake Junaluska

The Bethea Welcome Center
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
91 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Google Map of Area

Driving

Coming from East (from Asheville-25 miles)

  1. From I-40, take exit 27 onto US 19-23.
  2. Drive 3-4 miles.
Do not take exit 104 — it is easy to get lost.
  3. Take exit 103 and drive about 1 mile until you see Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front entrance gates on the right.
  4. 
Bear right and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Coming from West (from Knoxville- 92 miles)

  1. From I-40, take exit 20 toward “Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley”.
  2. Bear right on the ramp.
  3. Drive 7 miles until you come to the stop light.
  4. Turn left at the light and drive 3 more miles, and pass through 1 stop light.
  5. The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center front gates
will be on your left shortly after the stop light.
  6. Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Coming from Atlanta- 172 miles from Midtown

  1. I-85 North to I-985 North.
  2. At Gainesville, GA take 365 North to 441 North into NC.
  3. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74 which will turn into 23/74.
  4. Take Hwy 23/74 North Lake Junaluska/Maggie Valley Exit (102-B).
  5. Travel two miles then turn right on US 19.
  6. The entrance to Lake Junaluska is approximately ¼ mile on left.
  7. Turn left and follow the main road to the Bethea Welcome Center.

Airport Information

Our closest airport is the Asheville Regional Airport

Then there’s Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS). It’s 106 miles to the Lake Junaluska Conference Center, approximately 1.5 hours drive.

Train Information

Our closest train station is the Amtrak in Greenville, SC

Bus Travel Information

Our closest bus station is the Greyhound station in Asheville, NC

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