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Lake Johnson Park

Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-233-2121
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Ranked #9 of 55 Attractions in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Apex, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great walking trails, boat rentals, biking and bird watching. The only complaint is the parking lot is small and tight.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place just goes on and on as far as trails are concerned. In the past there have been issues with muggings and rapes BUT as long as you practice the buddy system and don't go at ridiculous times of the night, you are very safe

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Asheville, North Carolina
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This city park is very convenient access in west Raleigh. It has pedal boat and canoe rentals, fishing anywhere around the lake, and a hiking trail around the lake on both sides of the bridge.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We just took some out of town guests there last weekend for a walk; weather was perfect, park was clean, parking was free, and because it was so humid, not many people were there. There are (2) loops on one side of the lake and (1) loop on the other. They also have refreshments and boat rentals. We planned to... More 

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RIDGELAND
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lake Johnson's well maintained trails have options - paved or unpaved, ~3.1 miles or 1.5 miles. The lake is beautiful, the boat house rents canoes, kayaks, fishing boats, pedal boats. Picnic shelters available, and benches throughout the trails to enjoy the scenery. Dog, stroller, bike friendly.

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