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Address: Asheville, NC 28804
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One of the beavers was rabid, and bit someone, so the lake is closed... It's beautiful to look at, though!

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
Bonnie P
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Fort Myers, Florida
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice small lake partially surrounded by a well maintained walking path. Maybe you'll be there when they are having the boat races.

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Thank blouise2016
Asheville, North Carolina
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

An oasis in the city. The lake has boats to rent or bring your own kayak. A nice paved walking trail gives you an good walk. You cannot bring your dog though unless you are a member of the Beaver Lake Assoc. Parking is OK.

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Thank Linda R
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I love walking around this lake and the bird sanctuary is a real treat! It's one of the few parks in Asheville where you feel the expansiveness of the outdoors without leaving the city.

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Thank Lavinia P
Rockford, Illinois
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106 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Still and serene, Beaver Lake is situated near the Grove Park Inn and surrounding neighborhoods. Rent kayaks or canoes or walk around the lake.

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Thank okie56
Naples, Florida, United States
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A beautiful lake with a trail all the way around it. The south end has a wonderful bird sanctuary! We saw woodpeckers, ducks and a multitude of songbirds!

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Thank Linda M
Fort Myers, Florida
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94 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

One of the beavers was rabid, and bit someone, so the lake is closed... It's beautiful to look at, though!

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Thank Bonnie P
Asheville, North Carolina
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538 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I find Beaver Lake a lovely neighborhood park, small lake and bird sanctuary and enjoy stopping by for a quiet moment, or even just driving by on any side of the lake. Beaver Lake is private, but the public can enjoy most of it. The recent incident (July 2016) of the eponymous beaver, which tests showed was rabid, attacking and... More 

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Verona, Italy
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78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Tranquil and a favorite neighborhood spot that is well used and enjoyed each day by locals. Runners, walkers, and lake use. Dogs walkers pay small fee.

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Thank Kathie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lake view park resident's let the public use this lake to run, enjoy the scenery and fish. There are signs posted everywhere that you must have a permit for your dogs, to boat and to fish. If you see the signs and still think you can break the rules then yes the warden that is hired by the commission will... More 

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Thank Hannah D
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a "private" lake owned by the neighborhood to the North of the lake. There are many, many rules and you must have licenses for everything! It is beautiful though on a crisp fall afternoon and there is a lovely boardwalk at the east end of the lake with a parking area.

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Thank Bonnie C

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1 month ago
Charleston

Read 2 reviews that were praising Billy Jenkins the lake Warden. I posted one of the reviews regarding Mr.Jenkins negative customer service interactions. I wanted to let you know that my encounter with him as a female was horrific. I was genuinely excited to enjoy the lake and pay any related fees. It was frightening at how quickly he verbally and non verbally escalated when I asked for clarification and assistance with understanding how to correctly use the lake. It's so wonderful that the lake is open to the public. It would be helpful to have Mr. Jenkins be consistently professional and courteous to ALL folks who visit the lake. I understand that experiences by property owners or local Asheville users has been positive. However, an unassuming tourist who visits the first time who wants to enjoy the area should have the same experience as you all do every time you see Mr.Jenkins. Folks who encounter him to receive clarification and who aren't owners or locals that grew up with him have a very different experience. Please don't downplay that. It's clearly documented in the reviews. I was 30 seconds away from calling Asheville PD on the day of my incident because I believed him capable of pushing me out of his office. I am sure you wouldn't want any female relative of yours to feel that way if they were visiting another city park in a different state. The local folks having all of these POSITIVE experiences with Billy shouldn't post these just to redirect and distract from the fact that Billy is harassing tourists. Tourists need to know prior to visiting.

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