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

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Now THIS is a great park!

Trails, serene, walking/jogging, biking, boats/kayaks/canoes, sitting areas, and cooking areas! This place seems to have it all! If you want to keep going to the same park there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Trails, serene, walking/jogging, biking, boats/kayaks/canoes, sitting areas, and cooking areas! This place seems to have it all! If you want to keep going to the same park there are ways to make every visit different in its own way. But I must warn you to be careful around the bridge. There are always loads of people fishing (they claim they... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Lake Johnson has two trails and two lakes separated by a road that runs between them. One of the trails is concrete and more friendly than the other one, which is leaves and in the woods. Both trails have a beautiful scene of the lake, though!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is one place that I visit at least weekly - using the well-maintained paths to run/walk for exercise. The lake is gorgeous, as is the canopy of trees that runs around the entire lake. A great place to commune with nature!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This Lake Park is big and gorgeous enough for outsiders to want to come visit as well as being a regular walk trail for the fortunate locals like us. The lake itself is big enough to keep you absorbed in whatever it is you wish to do (Fishing, Boating, Canoeing, hiking ...) and small enough to never get lost. The... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've grown up going to Lake Johnson park since I was a kid, and I continue to live in the area and enjoy it's amenities and path that loops around the lake. If you go during the summer, rent a paddle boat or canoe, or go fishing off the pedestrian bridge. One side note, if you do go during the... More 

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Cary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

What a lovely getaway so close to home...such a peaceful environment with some fun things to do in the water on a hot day. Only problem is the parking on the weekend so get there before 10am at least. Bring a picnic lunch as there are no food vendors which keeps the park so nice and clean

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My god, long hot summer days in highschool followed by cool summer nights in Raleigh. I grew up here and the evenings lying on the warmed cement dam, full of god only knows what combination of rom alar, acid and weed are among the most cherished memories I have. They can't take that away from me. Skinny dipping, hiding from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great place for a run or easy stroll. I enjoy the natual path side of the lake. Less people and more serene. Perfect place to bring your dog for a walk and swim

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went with a friend, to stroll along the park.Was peaceful and nice.Its a 5 mile walk.Not crowded.You can spend some quality time with your loved ones.Activities - Cycling,Jogging, Kayaking etc

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

We were out there for 3 1/2 hours and not even a bite! I swear they took all the fish out of the lake. Other than that very peaceful place.

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Additional Information about Lake Johnson Park

Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: 919-233-2121
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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