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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
Phone Number:
+1 919-233-2121
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 18:00

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Urban oasis

Only blocks from my town home, I frequent the trails at Lake Johnson several times a week. It's well maintained and is always busy. It's great to see parks and trails being used... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel M
Moorhead, Minnesota
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Moorhead, Minnesota
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only blocks from my town home, I frequent the trails at Lake Johnson several times a week. It's well maintained and is always busy. It's great to see parks and trails being used. However, if you're looking for a quiet walk in the woods this isn't the place for you. I walk my dog here, along with hundreds of other... More 

Thank Rachel M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy this park for the trails and the lake. I love the wildlife that you can come across. I see people having picnics in the shelters. Fishing here is nice to relax: don't expect to catch much. Great area for paddle boats with your love or friend.

Thank Tritonboy17
Cary, North Carolina
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't had a chance to fish here yet, but my family and I have come here twice. There's enough stuff to do around here.

Thank LAvenus79
Raleigh, North Carolina
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457 reviews
356 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

So many things you can do here including hiking, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, classes. Great place to get out into nature. Wish it were closer to my house but I've enjoyed the several times I've visited.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lake Johnson has a great atmosphere with MANY things to do. You can rent boats, hike, or take a recreational class offered such as yoga or wildlife identification. The only limiting factor is parking - there is oftentimes a very long wait time. What good is it to offer such a nice facility if you cannot get to it?

Thank Tanner D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As someone who has done a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (southbound, 05), I can never be too far from a trail. Lake Johnson Nature Park has supplied my daily fix for over ten years now. While there are asphalt paths for walkers, bikers and runners, I only walk the natural paths, and have been rewarded with many wildlife sightings... More 

Thank smithnewland
Cary, NC
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Clean, fun place to go boating, kayaking and paddleboarding. Nice to have access to water so close to home.

Thank bsquaredcary
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I live nearby, so I come here about once every other week on average. I think I take it for granted b/c it's so very close, but every time I go, I'm happy I did, and I always say to myself that I should go more. So yeah, I love Lake Johnson. The walkway over the lake and the area... More 

Thank Melody M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love to come here occasionally to walk my dogs. Perfect paved path with lots of hills. Also a great place to walk in the hot summer since it has a lot of shaded areas on the walking path. The parking lot is very small & always crowded. There is other off road parking down from the official lot.

Thank Molly A
Stuart, Florida
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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh NC is a beautiful park that has a 3 mile long trail around Lake Johnson, nice parking and restroom facilities

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