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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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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Excellent place for a run or walk.

Been using this park for the last 20 years. It has a great path, both paved and unpaved, with excellent terrain. It is also right in the middle of the city. GPS signal for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Albert S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been using this park for the last 20 years. It has a great path, both paved and unpaved, with excellent terrain. It is also right in the middle of the city. GPS signal for Runkeeper is excellent.

Thank Albert S
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend you bring your fish pole, rent a boat and get out on the lake. Nice hiking trails surround. Parking is limited and can be challenging.

Thank Matracom
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place, tranquil is an understatement. We sat on some benches overlooking the lake and enjoyed a lovely picnic while Heron swept across the lake.

Thank chelschris
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45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A flat ish three Mile shaded walk around the lake was a highlight for us. During the summer they rent boats. As a plus, since this is a loop hike, the bike riders are in the recreation mode, not the more aggressive commuter mode. Also the dogs were on leash, another plus.

Thank Leslie S
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Went for a picnic lunch and some walking on the suggestion from a bartender from Aviator Brewing. It was absolutely amazing!!!! Lunch by the lake and an incredible walk with our dog was the perfect way to spend our day!!!!

Thank Brooke A
Clayton, North Carolina
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

great park, a 3.5 mile trail that you can walk, run, ride a bike. Good picnic areas and very easy to get in and out of

Thank JeffSwick
Apex, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Beautiful area with something for everyone. New scenery at each turn. Has so much to offer. We have been there both in summer and fall. Colors are breath taking.

Thank MWF F
Morehead City, NC
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35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A great park to talk a walk or go fishing. If you like to walk your dog this is the park you have been looking for.

Thank coastal4me
Park City, Utah
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263 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I went here for a walk and really enjoyed the wonderful trail system, There were people on the lake in kayaks and those are available for rent at the park main buildings. Weekends they tell me are very crowded and also early evenings. It is a three mile stroll around one part of the lake.

Thank fuz13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place to teach children to kayak. My son love it! The water is calm and the lake wasn't crowded. Beautiful place in the middle of urban life.

Thank Tya T

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