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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
Phone Number: 919-233-2121
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Great Walking Trails

This is a great place to run or take a walk with your family and pets. You can also get a paddle boat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
brendauhlir
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to run or take a walk with your family and pets. You can also get a paddle boat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite local park for a short hike. We normally take the 3-mile paved loop around the lake. It has some fairly challenging hills on one side and is mostly flat on the other side, with a pedestrian bridge connecting the two sides. Almost all of the path is shaded by trees, and the flat side has gorgeous... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park is very pretty. It surrounds a lake and has some nice vistas. The restroom facilities are nice and always are clean. There is a covered area as you enter the park for a picnic or just rocking in the rocking chairs overlooking the lake. The trails are very well marked and hilly so you really get your exercise.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the deck overlooking the lake was fabulous. Feeling the evening breeze was wonderful to enjoy.

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice suburban park with good facilities and walking trails around the lake. Unfortunately you could hear all the road noise from the park. I guess that's the price to pay for a conveniently located park. Has a small concession stand and kayak rentals as well.

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Thank Greg S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

$5 per hour of canoeing or kayaking. Very budget friendly. They have life jackets. A great affordable way to spend a few hours enjoying nature and getting exercise on the water. Best to go early in the morning or later in the evening when it is not too hot. They also have sunset tours for an additional price.

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Thank Y M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

This is such a peaceful place, even on busier days. There is a 5 mile loop trail around the reservoir, split into a paved 3 mile loop and and unsaved 2 mile loop. The side closest to the pavilion is flat and easily accessible by all. The other side has some big hills on it. But then there's always the... More 

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Thank Louise M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We went Friday to check out the boat rentals and Saturday to rent kayaks@ $5 an hour per boat. Friday the parking lot was about 2/3 full at 2:00 ish. Saturday morning at 10:30 the parking lot by the lake was packed, as was the one by the trails on the Tryon Road side of 440. The park did not... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

We go to Johnson 2-3 times a week. The park has two loops, one about three miles and one about two. We usually do the three mile paved loop. It has nice hilly ups and downs and give your legs a nice work out. Most of it is shaded with the exception of the dam area and the bridge. This... More 

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raleigh,nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Been taking my grand kids to this park for many years. Great place to rent a boat and go paddling. Part of the Raleigh park system -- great value. I never seem to catch many fish here though.

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