Lake Murray

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SanDiegoFoodCzar
San Diego, CA24 contributions
The Good - Nice safe area to walk around. Ducks, geese, and lots of families around so a pleasant environment.
The Great - The views! Even though you are walking around a single lake, the view seems to change around every bend. While flat walks tend to get boring, the change in sceneray was a pleasant surprise.
Why you'd avoid - Lake walking Usually I am not a big fan of walking around a lake due to bugs, smells and other reasons. add to that on this walk that it is about 3.25 miles to the end, then you have to walk 3.25 miles back the way you came. One thing I like about circling a lake is the feeling of accomplishment. Was kind of a let down when I found out I couldn't walk around the whole lake as it was fenced off.
Written September 22, 2021
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David P
Fayetteville, NC202 contributions
If you are new to San Diego or just visiting, Lake Murray is an excellent place to spend the morning/afternoon. There is adequate parking and it's safe. The lake has a paved road that goes all the way around from the parking area to the dam (3.2 miles). You can walk or bike, no cars! They have bathrooms, recommend taking a water bottle to stay hydrated. It would be a great place to train for a 6K run. Kids will like it because of the nature and it's a place were people are friendly.
Written January 5, 2020
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,333 contributions
This pretty freshwater Lake is located in the Mission Trails Regional Park, and is a popular location for jogging, hiking, boating, fishing, picnicking and people-watching. There was plenty of seating and lots of grills available when we visited. There was a small snack bar with restroom facilities next to it. Also ample parking was available in the large lot.

We came here one afternoon for a breath of fresh air in our busy schedule, and felt safe even though there were very few people around. The area is huge and we saw a massive amount of birds, plus some squirrels and hawks.

We waited until sunset to take in the beauty of the lake and its surrounds. It is obviously a place for the local people.

Worth a visit.
Written January 7, 2020
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williamn3333
San Diego63 contributions
We love to walk our Lab on the walkway surrounding Lake Murray. The Lake it self is run by the City of San Diego. There is fishing and kayaking, but no water contact ( swimming or skiing). I do take my ski boat out on the water when I want to run it a little or just putt around. There is a low speed limit, (10 mph I believe). On both the east and west side there is an adjacent park. Plenty of parking.
Written March 1, 2020
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simondog
san diego13 contributions
Solo
Right now Lake Murray is alive with beautiful wild flowers. I wanted to drive to Anza/Borrego to see the Super Bloom but didn't want to fight traffic. I walked around the lake today and it is beautiful.
Written April 10, 2017
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Andreina D
San Diego, CA31 contributions
Family
Awesome place to be with family and hang out and take a walk or even a hike. There is always parking and it is a delight to see the ducks and other birds here.
Written July 2, 2014
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UgaBend OR
Bend, OR161 contributions
Solo
Great place to get exercise and enjoy the sun and air. Very nice place to walk, fish or just read and relax on the many park benches.
Written February 23, 2020
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Chad
Vienna, VA108 contributions
Family
Perfect walking or running path in La Mesa. Stay to the right and you shouldn’t have any problems. No swimming as the lake is used for drinking water.
Written December 24, 2019
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Kerry R
183 contributions
Couples
Wonderful place. What I didn't like about it is that you cannot do running all around the lake because the road doesn't complete full cycle around it. So whatever distance you run or walk, you need to run it back 😁
Written April 18, 2018
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rpleb
cleveland56 contributions
Family
Walked here every morning while vacationing in San Diego. The park and walking road are very clean. Peaceful and quiet. Lots of wild life and scenery.
Written July 10, 2017
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