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Beaver Lake

Asheville, NC 28804
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Beautiful place to see the Autumn colors in late October

I was lucky enough to visit as the trees were turning yellow, orange and red. It was gorgeous! I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Regina F
Guatemala City, Guatemala
beautiful little lake

We were just driving around and stumbled upon this lake. That's when we found out it was a bird... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
cheryl h
Durham, 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 4 weeks ago

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.

1  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

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I am so relieved to find out the warden, Billy Jenkins, is out of his ever loving mind. I see a few more reviews on him. I run at Beaver Lake Regularly and my buddy was running 5 minutes late, so I decided to go...More

3  Thank Johnny P
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

In North Asheville, the Beaver Lake area is great for walking. It is dog friendly with provided bags for your Fido. The trail encircles the lake (~ 2.5 mi, all flat) Beautiful scenery & views. Some parking @ South end.

Thank Ron G
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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.
Leslie P
14 May 2016|
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Response from Elizabeth L |
Make your voice heard by contacting the other people that are part of the contacts at Beaver Lake HOA: thelakeviewpark