Dirty Dancing – The Movie Set

The famous movie Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was filmed here on location at Firefly Cove.

After the Boys Camp reluctantly closed its doors in 1982, Hollywood discovered the property’s captivating setting and subsequently used the landscape – as well as the camp’s original cabins, gym and dining hall – to film the blockbuster hit, Dirty Dancing.

Although most of the structures have since been destroyed, Firefly Cove treasures the land’s history and has preserved the remaining ruins of the camp’s gym and dining hall as integral parts of the community. Whether it’s the shadow of children’s laughter from Camp Chimney Rock, or because of the fictional family summer camp contrived for film – there’s no denying, Firefly Cove at Lake Lure is absolutely enticing.