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Lake Johnson Park

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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Great for a free or cheap activity

Lake Johnson has beautiful trails and $5 boat rentals (when in season). It is a great afternoon... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth P
North Carolina

There is limited parking for handicapped individuals. We weren't able to get close enough to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vanessa W
Middletown, Ohio
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Johnson has beautiful trails and $5 boat rentals (when in season). It is a great afternoon activity.

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is limited parking for handicapped individuals. We weren't able to get close enough to enjoy the park.

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

this place has great trails to walk, run, or ride your bike, it has some rough trails that the bikes cannot access. You can rent kayaks, canoes from here and you can paddle around the lake, we have done this several times and it's quite...More

Thank EcoTraveler13
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We stopped here at the park for a picnic as part of a weekend getaway to Raleigh. Whoa!!! First and last time at this park. There is nowhere near enough parking for everyone that was trying to visit AND the parking spaces are way too...More

Thank jennmaybe
Reviewed 28 July 2017

A fantastic way to spend the day, riding bike, kayaking, hiking, respectful people, enjoyment for everyone.

Thank Bobby R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Lake Johnson offer both trails and water activities, we rented a paddle boat and a kayak to explore a bit of the lake

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Lake Johnson is a great place to go kayaking or paddleboating as a couple or with family. It's a fun activity that also provides some exercies. The activities aren't expensive and the scenery is really nice. The only problem with this park is parking. You...More

Thank Virgilla G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Spent about an hour here with the kidsto enjoy the scenic views. Lots of pet owne people exercising, and

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I live behind Lake Johnson and frequently walk around this beautiful lake. It is one lake that is divided by a road which makes two very different styles of walking paths to take. The east side of the lake has a small but nice boat...More

Thank Dann R
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We stopped by this park while in raleigh for other travel reasons. The park is well kept with no engine powered water craft available for rent. We rented a paddle boat for 30 minutes and toured part of the lake. Also we walked part of...More

Thank jasper h
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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
2 July 2015|
Response from AMillionTravelTales | Reviewed this property |
No Not really. Its not that steep a hike. Can be easily done by both young and old alike.