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Lake Johnson Park

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Beautiful park with miles of walking / biking trails around the lake! Limited parking. They also... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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Family fun

Great place to enjoy nature. Really good walking trails. Staff is very friendly and accommodating... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with miles of walking / biking trails around the lake! Limited parking. They also rent kayaks, paddle boards and boats. Fishing allowed, assume catch and release. We just stopped by to walk off some dinner before heading back to the hotel.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mjrgnsn
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Great place to enjoy nature. Really good walking trails. Staff is very friendly and accommodating with the canoe and paddle board rentals.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Beware - the main parking lot fills up quickly! We pulled in to find a traffic jam 5 cars deep, waiting for someone to leave. Luckily we were at the back and knew that’s not the only one! Turned around and drove to the 2nd,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a beautiful place if you like to walk. Lots of areas shaded by trees but also lots of wide open space if you like to get some sun. Quite hilly in places. I would go more often but for the lack of parking....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Hazel M
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. Although parking was tight, the effort was worth the struggle. Loved the thoughtful, easy to follow paved trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mpfisher
Reviewed June 25, 2018

First timer. Great first impression. Great walk. If more time was available, we would have rented a paddle boat and spent a couple hours. Great deck and rocking chairs. Peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle. We will return.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bryan G
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The trails around the lake are paved making it easy to navigate even during / after rain. Also you aren't exposed throughout so it's a good choice when it's warmer.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 2017Bonnie
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Lake Johnson Park is scenic and has a nice shaded walking trail around the lake. Dog friendly trails. Paddle boat and kayak rentals are also available for an enjoyable time on the lake.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alan S
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited here today on a recommendation from a local. We were not disappointed. As we were looking for an outdoor activity, (live in Colorado and love to hike) we found the 2.6 mile walk around the lake on the paved path quite pleasant. Easy...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank jannec2018
Reviewed February 12, 2018

I meet a friend here about once a month to walk on the trails around the lake. Some are a bit hilly. One trail is paved, another is more dirt or groomed trails.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane V
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Donna R
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
July 2, 2015|
Response from AMillionTravelTales | Reviewed this property |
No Not really. Its not that steep a hike. Can be easily done by both young and old alike.