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Lake Murray

5540 Kiowa Drive, La Mesa, CA
(619) 668-2050
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in La Mesa
Type: Bodies of Water
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Although a little annoying that you can't go completely around the lake, the road is fairly flat and well maintained. Most days and times are pretty uncrowded. Water and restrooms at both ends, and every quarter mile is marked. Round trip is anywhere from 5-7 miles.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Awesome place to be with family and hang out and take a walk or even a hike. There is always parking and it is a delight to see the ducks and other birds here.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

nice area to walk around the lake with wide walkway and nice scenery. Fun to sit and watch the ducks swimming and just relax right in the middle of a community. Good picnicking area, love to take our granddaughter there to see the ducks. Very well kept park in La Mesa

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I come here at least a few times a week for a walk. It is not very crowded on the weekdays and I really enjoy the path. Weekend mornings are very crowded but still enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I grew up in La Mesa and have always loved coming to Lake Murray. I love to walk or bike around the lake. As a child, my grandfather use to bring me fishing at the lake and we would have picnics there. I still love to watch the birds and wildlife around the lake.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

There is a paved road around the lake with no vehicle traffic (except the occasional service vehicle or truck cleaning porta johns). It is busy at times with cyclists, roller bladders, people walking their dogs, joggers, moms pushing strollers... so you need to be aware. There are porta johns every mile or so which is nice. No drinking fountains so... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We enjoyed a 2 mile walk with lots of others. A busy place with good facilities and a trail around most of the lake. Runners, walkers, bikers, rollerbladers had a nice paved route.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a great place to go on a walk, where you can get way from the rat race and just enjoy nature. It has many guests but is not obnoxiously crowded. I used to live up on the bluff where the apts. were. Itw as very nice. I don't fish so have not tried the lake itself.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is not an alpine lake, but still a nice place to take the family for a picnic or to bicycle or skate on a dedicated trail. I wouldn't eat the fish from the lake but it is still a welcome rest from the suburbun sprawl. Bring your bike, skates, or dog.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

As with most of the lakes in SD parking is free, hooray. The only problem problem with this place is that the trail does not go all of the way around the lake, you must turn back before the dam. If you need a better burner do the Cowles Mountain trail nearby.

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