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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone Number: +1 919-233-2121
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Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh NC

Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh NC is a beautiful park that has a 3 mile long trail around Lake Johnson, nice parking and restroom facilities

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Lake Johnson Park, Raleigh NC is a beautiful park that has a 3 mile long trail around Lake Johnson, nice parking and restroom facilities

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a great place to run or take a walk with your family and pets. You can also get a paddle boat.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite local park for a short hike. We normally take the 3-mile paved loop around the lake. It has some fairly challenging hills on one side and is mostly flat on the other side, with a pedestrian bridge connecting the two sides. Almost all of the path is shaded by trees, and the flat side has gorgeous... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This park is very pretty. It surrounds a lake and has some nice vistas. The restroom facilities are nice and always are clean. There is a covered area as you enter the park for a picnic or just rocking in the rocking chairs overlooking the lake. The trails are very well marked and hilly so you really get your exercise.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The view from the deck overlooking the lake was fabulous. Feeling the evening breeze was wonderful to enjoy.

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Monroe, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a nice suburban park with good facilities and walking trails around the lake. Unfortunately you could hear all the road noise from the park. I guess that's the price to pay for a conveniently located park. Has a small concession stand and kayak rentals as well.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

$5 per hour of canoeing or kayaking. Very budget friendly. They have life jackets. A great affordable way to spend a few hours enjoying nature and getting exercise on the water. Best to go early in the morning or later in the evening when it is not too hot. They also have sunset tours for an additional price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is such a peaceful place, even on busier days. There is a 5 mile loop trail around the reservoir, split into a paved 3 mile loop and and unsaved 2 mile loop. The side closest to the pavilion is flat and easily accessible by all. The other side has some big hills on it. But then there's always the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went Friday to check out the boat rentals and Saturday to rent kayaks@ $5 an hour per boat. Friday the parking lot was about 2/3 full at 2:00 ish. Saturday morning at 10:30 the parking lot by the lake was packed, as was the one by the trails on the Tryon Road side of 440. The park did not... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We go to Johnson 2-3 times a week. The park has two loops, one about three miles and one about two. We usually do the three mile paved loop. It has nice hilly ups and downs and give your legs a nice work out. Most of it is shaded with the exception of the dam area and the bridge. This... More 

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