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The RCTDA continues to closely monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as it relates to our Nation, North Carolina and Rutherford County.Our top priority is always the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors.  We understand that these times are confusing and can be difficult for many.  We encourage you to continue supporting each other and our community's small businesses and ask that you reference individual websites and social media platforms for updates on local businesses and events. At this time and until further notice, our two Welcome Centers are closed and the Tourism Development Authority office is seeing guests by appointment only.  Please call 828.287.6013 or email Taylor at Taylor.Hardin@rutherfordcountync.gov if you have any questions or to make an appointment. Click here to view our dedicated page & to stay informed throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

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Lake Lure Tours

2930 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, NC 28746

Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure on a covered boat tour. Cruise along local attractions and landmarks such as those used in the filming of “Dirty Dancing”. Listen to the legends of the lake and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.   Guided tours depart on the top of the hour beginning at 11am and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Group rates available for ten or more passengers. Hours are seasonal call for exact hours during fall and winter.   Private charters available as well as specialty lunch and dinner cruises.

Lake Lure Spring Classic Boat Parade

Dates vary between May 16, 2020 - May 16, 2020