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Lake Johnson Park

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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Not enough parking!

We stopped here at the park for a picnic as part of a weekend getaway to Raleigh. Whoa!!! First... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
jennmaybe
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NC
Great trails, Biking, boat rentals, Clean!

A fantastic way to spend the day, riding bike, kayaking, hiking, respectful people, enjoyment for... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Bobby R
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Cary, North Carolina
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
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"boat rentals"
in 11 reviews
"rocking chairs"
in 8 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 10 reviews
"overlooking the lake"
in 4 reviews
"paved trail"
in 8 reviews
"walking trails"
in 11 reviews
"entire lake"
in 3 reviews
"water craft"
in 2 reviews
"several times a week"
in 2 reviews
"close to home"
in 4 reviews
"dog owners"
in 2 reviews
"short hike"
in 2 reviews
"nice trails"
in 4 reviews
"mile loop"
in 3 reviews
"picnic pavilions"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 4 reviews
"pedestrian bridge"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped here at the park for a picnic as part of a weekend getaway to Raleigh. Whoa!!! First and last time at this park. There is nowhere near enough parking for everyone that was trying to visit AND the parking spaces are way too...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

A fantastic way to spend the day, riding bike, kayaking, hiking, respectful people, enjoyment for everyone.

Thank Bobby R
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Lake Johnson offer both trails and water activities, we rented a paddle boat and a kayak to explore a bit of the lake

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lake Johnson is a great place to go kayaking or paddleboating as a couple or with family. It's a fun activity that also provides some exercies. The activities aren't expensive and the scenery is really nice. The only problem with this park is parking. You...More

Thank Virgilla G
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Spent about an hour here with the kidsto enjoy the scenic views. Lots of pet owne people exercising, and

Thank Amber M
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

I live behind Lake Johnson and frequently walk around this beautiful lake. It is one lake that is divided by a road which makes two very different styles of walking paths to take. The east side of the lake has a small but nice boat...More

Thank Dann R
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped by this park while in raleigh for other travel reasons. The park is well kept with no engine powered water craft available for rent. We rented a paddle boat for 30 minutes and toured part of the lake. Also we walked part of...More

Thank jasper h
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Nice walking trail around lake. Some of trail's hills too steep for wheelchair, but could go halfway. Usually clean around dock and -restrooms. Lake water brownish - but that is par for the course on the Piedmont :(

Thank travelnuts6
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Ok. Maybe it's not that good. But I thoroughly love it. To me it is the most relaxing place I can be. Water is nice and there are rentals available for your pleasure. The paths are very scenic and enjoyable. There are macadam paths as...More

Thank LMenard0215
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Only blocks from my town home, I frequent the trails at Lake Johnson several times a week. It's well maintained and is always busy. It's great to see parks and trails being used. However, if you're looking for a quiet walk in the woods this...More

Thank Rachel M
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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
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BunnyNYMANC
2 July 2015|
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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.
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