The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for our area starting January 2 at 10:00pm through January 3 mid-day. Conditions could be hazardous so plan ahead and stay safe. Learn more here.


The Visit NC Smokies Visitor Center in Lake Junaluska offers regional brochures, maps, directions, a calendar of events, and public restrooms. Stop in and we will help make your Great Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway vacation one you’ll never forget.

Along with its picturesque beauty, Haywood County and its five towns of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, Lake Junaluska, Canton, and Clyde offer year-round activities and events centered around food, heritage, music, art, and the outdoors.                                          

Visit NC Smokies Visitor Center

91 N. Lakeshore Dr. Suite 2 Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Call Toll-Free: (800) 334-9036

Hours of Operation

Monday – Saturday  9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


From I-40 E

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

Getting Here