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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-233-2121
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Lake Johnson has something for everyone.

Lake Johnson has several trails to choose from as well as a concession window. Lake Johnson also has boat rentals, conference room rentals and it is a great place for a wedding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lake Johnson has several trails to choose from as well as a concession window. Lake Johnson also has boat rentals, conference room rentals and it is a great place for a wedding, as many have occurred at Lake Johnson.

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Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The paths through the woods around the lake are very nice and easy to walk. Parking can be difficult and I am still a little confused on their rentals for paddle boats, kayaks, and such, but I would definitely recommend it for walking casually or for fitness.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Huge challenging trail with uphill down hill , lovely scenes . Good for walking running biking . The parking though is very challenging and it sucks , I recommend it .

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Green Cove Springs, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I took my wife, niece, and her 5 week old son to the park. We walked the 3 mile paved mostly shaded walkway. I pushed the stroller most of the way, including the hilly portion. Although a section was a little hilly, I had no problem with the stroller. It was a great walk and good exercise. Note: restrooms are... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went this morning because I heard it is crowded and this morning was damp and cool. It was still occupied by a pretty good crowd although parking was easy to find. I took my bike as usual to ride the 3 mile loop trail around the lake. Very challenging terrain unless you are an avid biker. The trail starts off... More 

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NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sail boat, motor boat, paddle boat and canoe rentals. Extensive walking/running trails, picnic facilities, fishing licenses and bait.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lake Johnson offers a little something for everyone. There's a 3 mile paved path circumscribing the lake for walking, jogging, or even biking. The path has a long flat section going from the boathouse up and across the damn. The other half of the path is much hillier with a couple of fairly steep sections. If you venture across Avent... More 

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NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Spent the afternoon walking around, enjoying wildlife and the scenery. Beautiful area to relax and take your mind off things. Great for families, couples or solo travelers.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

While right in the thick of Raleigh; once you walk a ways, it seems more like the country. Great place for a romantic stroll, and maybe even a place for a proposal. Also there are paddle boats and picnic areas. Very easy to access from downtown or from Interstate 40.

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Cary, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

drive by this area on weekdays when I pick up my daughter after School.So pretty! looking forward to spring to check it out in warmer weather. well done beautiful area!

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