Lake Julian Park offers fishing, picnic areas, disc golf, outdoor games, a playground, paddleboats, special event venue rentals, and water access along a picturesque 300-acre public lake. Public lake and park located in Arden, North Carolina

Notice: The park is open year round, seven days a week except for the following holidays:
Thanksgiving Day - Christmas Eve - Christmas Day - New Year’s Day

 Available Rental Facilities
Volleyball Court
Picnic Shelter Rentals
Shelter Rental Agreement
Facilities Use and Regulations
Lake Julian Fees

Paddle Boats
Jon Boats
Picnic Shelters and Tables
Water Trikes
Walking Trail
Disc Golf Course
Boat Launch
Outdoor Exercise Equipment

Lake Julian is stocked with an abundance of bass, catfish, bream, crappie, and tilapia. Lake Julian is a “thermal lake” used as a cooling agent for Progress Energy, so some of the best fishing occurs from October through March.
Anglers may fish from the shore, from privately owned fishing boats (electric motor only) or from Jon boats that are available for rent (those fishing provide their own electric boat motor). A boat launch is also available for private fishing boats. There is a daily or annual fee to use the boat launch. A North Carolina Fishing License and a local lake permit is required.
Paddle boats can be rented by the hour or half hour.
A pontoon boat offers educational tours at no charge for Buncombe County residents with disabilities, senior citizens, and students. Reservations can be made by calling (828) 684-0376. A Lake Julian Park ranger will be the captain and tour guide.
A boat launch is available for private craft including fishing boats with electric motors, canoes, kayaks, and sailboats. There is a daily or annual fee to use the boat launch.
Outdoor Games
A sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits are available for use on a first-come basis. Volleyballs and horseshoes can be checked out at no charge with proof of a driver’s license.
An 18-basket disc golf course is located throughout the perimeter of the park.
Four large (50-75 people) and two small (25-49 people) picnic shelters can be reserved by calling (828) 684-0376. In addition to the shelters, many tables and grills are available at no charge on a first-come basis.

Park Rules
Littering is prohibited
Destruction of plants, animals, and wildlife prohibited
Swimming prohibited in lakes and ponds
Vehicles on grass or foot trails prohibited
Maximum speed is 15 mph
Parking prohibited in non-designated areas
Vending of goods or merchandise prohibited
Park signs shall not be removed
Persons may not enter any facility from which they may have been prohibited
Permit required for certain use of parks
Dogs must be on a leash
Possession of weapons prohibited
Alcoholic beverages prohibited
No dumping garbage in county parks
Violators subject to prosecution pursuant to NCGS Section § 153A-123(B) & § 14-4

picnic shelters | jon boats | paddle boats | fishing permits | boat storage fees
Picnic Shelters
Picnic Shelters - (must call ahead for reservations) (828) 684-0376
Large - ($100 per day)
Small - ($75 per day)
Jon Boats           
Jon Boat Rental - (Motors are not furnished; patrons must supply their own electric motor.)
$15 - (4 hours)
$25 - (all day)
Paddle Boats
$8 - (per ½ hour)
$12 - (per hour)
Fishing Permits
*Does not include North Carolina Fishing License.
$4 - (per day)
$25 - (per year)
Senior Citizen discounts are available for fishing permits
Launch Fees for Private Boats
Fishing Boats - ($8 per day/$50 per year)
Canoes, Kayaks and Sailboats - ($8 per day/$50 per year)
Sailboat Storage Fee
$400 - per year
Kayak Storage Fee
$200 - per year

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