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Lake Laura

Woman on PaddleboardTrying to cool off during those hot summer months?  Check out Lake Laura Beach & Boat Rentals.  For a small fee, you can spend the entire summer day lounging on the grassy beach while the kids swim and play in tranquil Lake Laura.

For rent are canoes, paddleboats, paddleboards and kayaks, just waiting for a great day spent on and in the water.  If you are in the mood for a hike, enjoy our 3-mile nature/hiking trail with scenic views around Lake Laura.  With all of this to do, make sure you find time to relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air while you enjoy everything Lake Laura has to offer.  For daily information, call 540-856-2121 ext. 253.

For a map of Lake Laura and the surrounding area, click here!

Lady in the waterBeach Area

Bryce Resort operates a private fenced-in grassy beach area at Lake Laura which is open to the public for a fee. There is a sandy beach play area for the little ones; more accomplished swimmers love racing out to the floating docks; and mom and dad will enjoy relaxing in the sun or under the shade of the trees. While there is always a lake attendant, there is NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY.

No one admitted under 16 without a parent or guardian.

NEW! Lake Laura now has a new parking area located at the top of the Lake Laura dam, please contact the lake attendant for additional directions (540-856-2121 ext. 253.)

Also, the beach area is a smoke-free zone.

Snacks, soft drinks, and life jackets are available.  Pets, alcoholic beverages and grills are not permitted.

Hours of Operation


2017 Summer Hours

June 10 - September 4
Weekdays - 11AM - 5PM
Weekends - 11AM - 6PM


Beach Admission Rates

Bryce Resort Members     Free
Children 3 and Under     Free
4 Years Old and Older     $8


Season Pass Rates

If you live nearby or are a frequent visitor to Lake Laura, why not purchase a season pass?

Family Pass $180 | Single Pass $80

Boat on Lake LauraBOAT Rentals

Paddleboards, paddleboats, kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the beach area.  The hours of operation are the same as the beach area.

Rental Rates

Paddleboard       $20 per hour
Paddleboat          $20 per hour
Kayak                   $20 per hour
Canoe                   $15 per hour
Tube                     $10
Life Jacket          $5 daily

Note: Life jackets are included for all boat rentals. Last boat or canoe rentals will be available 1 hour and 15 minutes before beach closing.  Due to weather conditions, hours of operation are subject to change.

Private Boating

Private boats are permitted on Lake Laura throughout the year, however, only electric motors are allowed.  Boats stored on Resort property require a valid permit. The annual fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Permits may be purchased at the lake office.

Nature TrailNature Trails

Lake Laura Trail

The Lake Laura Trail is beautiful any time of year and takes one-and-a-half to two hours with children as young as four years.  It is a moderately easy hike or bike (but not handicap accessible) and you can start from the Lake Laura Beach Area, the parking lot at the base of the dam, or the boat launch parking lot on the southern end of the lake.  Please stay on the trail so as not to disturb local residents and wildlife. Don't forget your camera!  You may ride your bike on the Lake Laura trail for free, however, if you need a bike, rentals are available at the Bike Rental Shop near the Ski School.  For a map of the Lake Laura Area, click here!

Geese On LakeNature Trail

This public park area is adjacent to Stoney Creek between Arnold Road and the Public Pool which is located on The Hill Road.  Many species of wildlife have been spotted here and Nancy Meyers, Hiking Committee Chairperson, along with a local girl scout troop put out signs identifying various plant life along the trail.  It is a very easy walk and suitable for young children. From the parking lot at the base of the Lake Laura dam, walk back along Arnold road towards Orkney Grade, and you will see the trail on your left between Arnold Road and Stoney Creek.  From the Public Pool parking lot, walk down the hill and across the playground area towards the dam.  There is a foot bridge allowing you to cross over Stoney Creek. Once across, follow the creek back towards Orkney Grade and you will see the Nature Trail straight ahead.

Lake Laura Documents: 
Lake Laura Management Plan