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Nice place to stop for a quick walk

To the negative reviews- this is a private lake, and you must've been behaving poorly to get... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2019
I love me some beaver

This lake is nice for a run or walk around the lake, see the birds, or take a spin in a canoe. The... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2018
Dalton, Georgia
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Reviewed 7 February 2019 via mobile

We live in Asheville and after driving by Beaver Lake almost every day for many years we decided, on the spur of the moment, to take a walk around the lake. We parked in the small parking area at the head of the lake and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jjbnc
Reviewed 21 January 2019

To the negative reviews- this is a private lake, and you must've been behaving poorly to get 'harassed' or fined. I've lived in Asheville most of my life, and never have had any trouble. Anyone can go for a walk or run here. Get a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dmelio
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

This lake is nice for a run or walk around the lake, see the birds, or take a spin in a canoe. The lake is a pretty good size and has trees around part of it.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DawgExplorer
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Hidden gem. Part bird sanctuary, house/neighborhood, trails, walking paths, and big lake. Bring your dog and walking shoes. Time to reflect. Many different things to observe on this trail. Parking at main entrance a premium on the weekend but if you drive around the lake,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank meadorkarla
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Not a swimming lake; but a Great Lake to walk, canoe or kayak. Fishing from shore is possible; but haven’t seen anyone reeling in the big one. Next to the lake is a nice bird sanctuary with a boardwalk out to the shoreline.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank riceland
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Wonderful lake with great trails all the way around the lake. Its private, so follow the rules and get permits where needed - dog walking, fishing, boating etc. The ranger keeps close tabs on things and members pay fees which is why it is well...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank hurleysb2018
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Great place to go for a run or a walk. There is a nice trail around the lake which makes it easy for either.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We love driving around this tree-lined lake...think Walden Pond. Everyone is out walking, running, walking their dogs...and canoeing,

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Enough shade to run in summer. Romantic walk from bird sanctuary to lake. Must have a permit for dog walking , boating or fishing. Warden is usually there checking.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LaughterGood4U
Reviewed 23 June 2018

What a lovely place! Boardwalk trails were well done and easily accessible. No one was there but us and we were able to picnic with a front row seat to a spectacular sunset and watch and hear nothing but the birds around us.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karin M
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25 June 2018|
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Response from robina470 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say about a mile, maybe a mile and a half.
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