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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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Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Nice place for a family stroll or a paddle boat cruise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Curt R
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Used to frequent this place when I was staying in Raleigh on Avent Ferry road. Beautiful place for a walk or a jog. Seen a few people boating there but never ventured boating.

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Apex, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

There were lots of trails of differing lengths. Each one that we walked was safe and well marked. Lots of flora marked with names and descriptions.

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Raleigh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lake Johnson is one of the most relaxing places in Raleigh. There are always people out there walking there dogs and strolling along the trails with their families so it's a very safe place to run solo. There are kayaks and canoes available to rent, and plenty of tables and benches for a picnic. Sometimes the main parking lot can... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love spending my afternoons at Lake Johnson Park. There's a nice little sidewalk around the whole thing, lined with a decent bit of trees. I always see people running or walking their dogs but my favorite thing to do here is set up my eno and nap. It's fairly quiet so it's easy to get some shut-eye and wake... More 

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Raleigh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a great place to go for a run or a walk, have a picnic, go fishing or just watching the wildlife. It is very well maintained but sometimes still lack parking spaces. This is our favorite park in Raleigh.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

The average nice and relaxing experience. Rentals for canoes and kayaks are super cheap but nothing too special. It's very close to nc state campus, so location is a plus

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