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Beaver Lake

Address: Asheville, NC 28804
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Ranked #52 of 78 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks

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English first
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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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Asheville, North Carolina
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I read very mixed reviews about this park, but had to add that I loved my run here this morning. I didn't have a dog and wasn't boating or fishing, so I didn't need to worry about permits. I just had to make sure I didn't run through the bird sanctuary. It was peaceful and beautiful and close to where... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

First of all please be aware that this is a private lake. The city has nothing to do with it. The Lake View Park Commission pays for the warden as well as the upkeep of the lake. Please remember that when you visit. The rules are posted at the ranger station, which is the brown building in the parking area.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Yes..I'm a non resident of the Beaver Lake area. Been coming here since a young boy...I'm also very familiar with the Ranger Billy Jenkins. I've seen him endure the most irritating confrontations with people who don't understand the Lake area is not a piece of public property. The Lake owners kindly allow visitors to walk and rest all along the... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Beaver Lake is a wonderful safe well-maintained place to walk. I completely disagree with negative reviews. My family and friends have walked at Beaver Lake for years. Billy, the warden, has always been professional and helpful. This is a privately owned lake, whose residents generously allow the general public to walk there free of charge. The nominal $50 annual fee... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The fact that this person they call a warden has been able to harass people and get paid for it for years is atrocious. I read previous reviews before I decided to post a review and just can't believe that this frightening behavior has been allowed to continue. I can understand the resident wanting to scare off visitors but come... More 

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Charleston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Why I rated 1 star: * Beaver Lake HOA PRESIDENT... You need to really pay attention to these reviews. You have hired and retained an unprofessional employee/contractor who has the potential to put your HOA into a legal bind with his unprofessional behaviors. Asheville visitors: BE WARE OF BILLY JENKINS (the lake warden) - HE WILL VERBALLY ACCOST AND HARASS... More 

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