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Address: Asheville, NC 28804

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One of the beavers was rabid, and bit someone, so the lake is closed... It's beautiful to look at, though!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Bonnie P
Fort Myers, Florida
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Cumberland, Maryland
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lake and surroundings are beautiful but the "warden" is nasty. Theoretically this is a private park but they don't check everyone's ID only if you have a dog. The permit is $50 a year to walk your dog, and I live within walking distance to the lake. When the warden asked me for my ID (which I didn't have... More 

Thank Venny0102
Weaverville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place for a city for a walk with nice scenery that is protected (sidewalks or trails). Can be really beautiful in early morning with low fog over the lake and even better in the fall with lovely leaves. Small and relatively quiet bird sanctuary at end of the lake.

Thank Torchboy
Burnsville, North Carolina
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144 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We love coming here as often as possible. It is beautiful, relaxing and a fabulous place to walk, jog or just play with the kids or dogs. You may also take a row boat or kayak and enjoy the calming water.

Thank Mootheart
Asheville, North Carolina
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is very close to town. Just about one mile up Merrimon Ave (which connects to Broadway). It is a lovely place to go when you want a walk in a serene setting, with local birds and plants, and a so very close to downtown.

Thank jeangard
Asheville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a very nice small lake partially surrounded by a well maintained walking path. Maybe you'll be there when they are having the boat races.

Thank blouise2016
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

An oasis in the city. The lake has boats to rent or bring your own kayak. A nice paved walking trail gives you an good walk. You cannot bring your dog though unless you are a member of the Beaver Lake Assoc. Parking is OK.

Thank Linda R
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I love walking around this lake and the bird sanctuary is a real treat! It's one of the few parks in Asheville where you feel the expansiveness of the outdoors without leaving the city.

Thank Lavinia P
Rockford, Illinois
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113 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Still and serene, Beaver Lake is situated near the Grove Park Inn and surrounding neighborhoods. Rent kayaks or canoes or walk around the lake.

Thank okie56
Naples, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A beautiful lake with a trail all the way around it. The south end has a wonderful bird sanctuary! We saw woodpeckers, ducks and a multitude of songbirds!

Thank Linda M
Fort Myers, Florida
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98 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of the beavers was rabid, and bit someone, so the lake is closed... It's beautiful to look at, though!

Thank Bonnie P

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5 months ago

Read 2 reviews that were praising Billy Jenkins the lake Warden. I posted one of the reviews regarding Mr.Jenkins negative customer service interactions. I wanted to let you know that my encounter with him as a female was horrific. I was genuinely excited to enjoy the lake and pay any related fees. It was frightening at how quickly he verbally and non verbally escalated when I asked for clarification and assistance with understanding how to correctly use the lake. It's so wonderful that the lake is open to the public. It would be helpful to have Mr. Jenkins be consistently professional and courteous to ALL folks who visit the lake. I understand that experiences by property owners or local Asheville users has been positive. However, an unassuming tourist who visits the first time who wants to enjoy the area should have the same experience as you all do every time you see Mr.Jenkins. Folks who encounter him to receive clarification and who aren't owners or locals that grew up with him have a very different experience. Please don't downplay that. It's clearly documented in the reviews. I was 30 seconds away from calling Asheville PD on the day of my incident because I believed him capable of pushing me out of his office. I am sure you wouldn't want any female relative of yours to feel that way if they were visiting another city park in a different state. The local folks having all of these POSITIVE experiences with Billy shouldn't post these just to redirect and distract from the fact that Billy is harassing tourists. Tourists need to know prior to visiting.

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