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Lake Johnson Park

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Address: 4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606
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+1 919-233-2121
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Nice size Lake for Canoeing or Kayaking for a few hours

$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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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raleigh,nc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Been taking my grand kids to this park for many years. Great place to rent a boat and go paddling. Part of the Raleigh park system -- great value. I never seem to catch many fish here though.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Every time we went here was a great experience. The lake is calm so the boating relaxing.We have tried both the canoe and kayaks. I think it was $5 and hour which is more than reasonable. There are trails for walking/hiking but we never done that here.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

their parking lot is small, but there is overflow parking just down the road from the main entrance. the paved walking paths could use some upkeep, but overall, a nice family park.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Great to take a break from busy city life and relax walking trails around the large scenic lake. All trails are easily marked and paved. They also have rental canoes and pedal boats. Very short drive from Cary.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

A beautiful and quiet place. Great trails to walk or run around the lake. most of them are in the shade and easy to navigate. there is also an option to rent a boat. Restrooms are available.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Had some out of town company which included a special needs adult and needed a fun activity. This fit the bill perfectly. The price is very family friendly at $6 per hour and each boat holds 4 people. They provide life jackets and you are on your way. They also have kayaks, canoes and sunfish sailboats. The facilities were clean... More 

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