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Address: Asheville, NC 28804
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Nice area to walk - park in the Bird Sanctuary parking lot

Best time to go is off-peak time, like mid-morning. It's a pretty area just 5-10 minutes due north of downtown Asheville.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
A_Real_Carolina_Girl
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This is one our most visited spots for some daddy and son time. We pack some food, and head over to do some fishing on the shores here. Stop in and pay the fishing fee!! Great place to walk the lake. There' a nature trail at the southern end. We easily spend a few hours here everytime we go.

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Thank Jesse H
Charleston, South Carolina
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Best time to go is off-peak time, like mid-morning. It's a pretty area just 5-10 minutes due north of downtown Asheville.

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Thank A_Real_Carolina_Girl
Asheville, North Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Nice place to take in an afternoon stroll by the water. Nice wooded boardwalk segregates foot traffic from the wetlands.

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Thank CraftMuncher
asheville, nc
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Perfect peaceful getaway for an hour or so. Take a stroll around the lake that is abundant with birds, watch the neighbors sail their small boats or fish, have a picnic, and just breathe some fresh mountain air. It's located right by the Bird Sanctuary, so you may want to take some time to visit that as well. Parking can... More 

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1 Thank cmem
Asheville, NC
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411 reviews
197 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This isn't really a tourist attraction, but sometimes you just need to stretch out and walk. This is the best place in Asheville to do it. The trail is level with only a very gentle incline on the portions that hug the road. The parts down by the lake are board flat. The walking surface is fine gravel which gives... More 

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Thank OtherMountainDude
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274 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Small community lake with good walking trail. Parking can be an issue and dogs are only allowed with purchase of annual permit.

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Thank WCUcody
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115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't consider this an attraction. It's a basic neighborhood lake. It has a nice lawn area, and a walking/running trail. If you just want to get outside for lunch it's a good call but, I wouldn't plan a day around it.

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1 Thank bryson l
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My personal experiences as a man have been quite scary with the warden here. I strongly advise women not to go here unless you wish to be harassed by the warden on his eternal power trip and an itchy trigger finger. Just... don't. There are safer and more fun places to go in Asheville and you don't have to pay... More 

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12 Thank pinnochio2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I absolutely love beaver lake its just so peaceful to sit out there all day and fish and talk to others

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Stuart, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Be advised that this is a private lake and the home owners allow people to use it. There is a $50 dog walking fee that provides for doggy bags and maintenance of the lake. The warden has always been friendly to us. We love walking and running there. It is so peaceful.

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