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Lake Johnson Park

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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Fun in the sun!

Just paddled here last weekend. Great lake so close to home. Caught a nice size bass a couple... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina
great paved trails, feeling of safety left to be desired

Beautiful paved trails at just the right distance (3.5 miles, a very doable run/walk for many... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just paddled here last weekend. Great lake so close to home. Caught a nice size bass a couple years ago, but no such luck last week. Next time! Still had a great time. It was a beautiful day, lots of activity on the lake with...More

Thank Kessaaaaa
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Beautiful paved trails at just the right distance (3.5 miles, a very doable run/walk for many). Trails are always in excellent condition, and upgrades are being made as needed. My only drawback is the lack of security felt at this park. I have never seen...More

1  Thank Narruca
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I like to job around this lake in the morning. I've seen parents jogging with their kid in a stroller, joggers with pups and group joggers.

Thank luv4raleigh
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our grandkids like the play areas and being able to see the ducks and such. Great picnic areas, walking paths, boats and paddle boats to rent, nice porch/deck to sit on and/or grab a rocking chair. Even on hot days, there is always a shady...More

Thank 560lynm
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This park is very busy, for good reason. Kayak rentals to tour the lake, or take a trail around the lake. The park is dog friendly, great for kids, and a beautiful spot.

Thank Rocksrule
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a really beautiful park with shaded walking trails and a beautiful lake to walk around. The trail is long, but there is much to hold your interest along the way with the scenery and wildlife. I used to walk the trails all the...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite parks to visit. The trails are some of my favorite to run/walk. The boat rentals are a great price and the staff is very friendly.

Thank Jennaz1024
Reviewed 10 June 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful lake and scenery which meandered on a path around this huge lake nestled among trees, moss and creeks. My friend and I walked the entire lake (even though it was very hot and humid) and were so delighted...More

Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Lake Johnson is one of the best places to go walking in the area. It's a fairly long path, well kept, and nice scenery. The lake is beautiful and the woods make for a shady walk.

Thank marrim42
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Love going here and taking walks around the lake. Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the day. Kids love feeding the geese as well as paddling the lake in a rented boat.

Thank Wesley-Raleigh
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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
2 July 2015|
Response from AMillionTravelTales | Reviewed this property |
No Not really. Its not that steep a hike. Can be easily done by both young and old alike.