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Beaver Lake

Asheville, NC 28804
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Worst Place To Vist In Asheville

Me and my 3 other friends were enjoying a day at beaver lake and we were near the lake which had... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Film D
Not friendly to visitors

Thought we'd take our little dog on a nice lap around the lake but were approached by a park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Asheville, North Carolina
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“bird sanctuary” (22 reviews)
“small lake” (6 reviews)
“merrimon ave” (3 reviews)
Asheville, NC 28804
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my 3 other friends were enjoying a day at beaver lake and we were near the lake which had ice on it and we were taking pictures of the lake. It was our first time there in that day so we are there...More

1  Thank Film D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd take our little dog on a nice lap around the lake but were approached by a park official and asked to leave because we were not residents of the area. Pretty lousy way to treat the tourists and guests who keep your town...More

1  Thank robina470
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I was lucky enough to visit as the trees were turning yellow, orange and red. It was gorgeous! I must have taken 100 pictures during my hour-long walk.

Thank Regina F
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were just driving around and stumbled upon this lake. That's when we found out it was a bird sanctuary. We wanted to stretch our legs so decided to walk the 2 mile trail around the lake. The trail is flat and very easy to...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This area in N. Asheville is a private lake where you should give a donation to help maintain the lake when you walk around it. There is very little parking and it tends to get busy. The nearby bird sanctuary is nice, but very small....More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went here to exercise and get some fresh morning air. Signs posted require a special permit for walking a dog. We enjoyed the park. Parking extremely limited.

Thank GregoryMullen
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful reflections and scenery. Quiet path under trees around lake is very peaceful. You may need to park at Bird Sanctuary and there's a wooded trail there, too, though I haven't tried what many joggers seem to enjoy This is a lovely, well maintained haven.

Thank RayzPeace
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely ridiculous, got kicked off because we didnt have a dog permit, and the permit is $50, $5 would have been fine but $50? Ridiculous, go to carrier park.

2  Thank Jwermion
Reviewed 7 June 2017

My husband is a fanatical birdwatcher. This is one of his frequent stops. I never get tired of coming here. When you walk in, it's a hidden paradise. Streams, different kinds of trees, ponds, quiet, peaceful. And he always sees a new bird!

Thank carooney
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

A man appearing to be a maintemance worker approached my sister and I asking if we had a permit to walk our small and friendly dogs. We told him we did not and he asked us to leave and follow the trail along the road....More

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Heather H
15 January 2018|
Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea because we just stopped for a short time to walk around. I googled the lake though and found some info for you but it won't allow me to submit my answer with the copy/paste inserted here. So just google... More
April S
19 October 2016|
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Response from LanSluderBelize | Reviewed this property |
You can fish in Beaver Lake, but you need an NC fishing license and also, because it is a private lake, you will need to pay $50 for a fishing/boating license. It's only catch-and-release. Frankly, this isn't much of a lake... More
Elizabeth L
14 June 2016|
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Response from Bob P | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with you about charging folks walking their dogs. It should be free if all the rules and conditions of Beaver Lake are respected and followed.