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Lake Johnson Park

4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
919-233-2121
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Ranked #9 of 68 attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Irving, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great run after work to relief stress. Not crowded. Plenty of parking around lake. Love watching the ducks near the pier. Fishing is allowed around the lake as well as on the pier just be aware of runners. Paddle boats for rent to enjoy the lake. Great for families and small children. Has a small beach area to sit and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Loved the clean trail. Went with my hubby, 3 year old and 18 month old sons while visiting family. We went paddle boating and saw ducks and turtles. Staff were very nice. Beautiful outing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

After a 9 hour drive from NY to NC through the middle of the night we arrived in the Cary/Raliegh area around 9am. We stumbled across Lake Johnson and began to explore. When we noticed that you could rent Kayaks, Canoes and small boats we had to find out more! We were met by Barbara at the window and she... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Raleigh and Wake County have invested heavily in parks and greenways. Lake Johnson is one of these parks which has benefited from the investment. There are two main trails - one paved (and tougher than you might think if you are walking it clockwise) and one unpaved but well marked. This is a busy park but a great place to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Came across this park while looking for a place to walk and this was amazing. If you have a stroller (like I do); make sure to bring a jogging one. There are a few areas that have roots sticking out and there are many hills; this was a perfect loop when looking for a place to walk. While we were... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I like Lake Johnson Park because it's in a great location and right down the road from my place. It's a fun park to visit for a jog or renting a boat. Pros: -Nice trails (paved and unpaved) -Great for hiking and jogging/running -Variety of boats to rent Cons: -Not very many garbage cans on the trails and I see... More

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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is a great place to walk, bike, hike, fish, canoe, kayak...you get the idea. The paved trail is about 2 miles around. It is just beautiful. You can also go off the paved trails if you want. You can bring your dog (as long as it is leashed and you clean up after it) people can't swim here, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

What more could you ask! I have walked Lake Johnson a number of times with my adult children but this week I was presented the opportunity to lap it with my bike. I had just as much fun with the bike as with foot travel. The trail does have a few years on it, so some root bounce, but it... More

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North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This park/lake is one of Raleigh's best locations. There are paved and unpaved trails for walking/running. The trails awe very hilly FYI. There is a large deck, partially covered with a good sized rec room that overlook the lake. You can rent the space at an extremely affordable rate. They will even put out chairs and tables for you at... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

When i first moved to Raleigh 8 years ago, this was the first lake i got to fish at. Wow!!! was i surprised how easy it was to catch fish. The bridge is great to fish off. The lake is best for Bass and crappies.

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