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Beaver Lake

Asheville, NC 28804
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An easy way to add a walk to my day!

On the near-north side of Asheville, this lake has paved and good trail walk-way all around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary O
Asheville, United States

This is a beautiful lake, you can walk on the trail. In the winter it freezes and is so pretty, you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rhonda R
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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

On the near-north side of Asheville, this lake has paved and good trail walk-way all around. Wonderful place to re-collect oneself, walk the dog or wander with a friend while chatting.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful lake, you can walk on the trail. In the winter it freezes and is so pretty, you can see houses all around as you walk, very relaxing.

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful little lake. You need a permit to walk your dog and the bird santuary next door is beautiful

Thank MKS0
Reviewed 8 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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
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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.