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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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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 18:00

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A slice of heaven in the city.

As someone who has done a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (southbound, 05), I can never be too far from a trail. Lake Johnson Nature Park has supplied my daily fix for over ten... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
smithnewland
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As someone who has done a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (southbound, 05), I can never be too far from a trail. Lake Johnson Nature Park has supplied my daily fix for over ten years now. While there are asphalt paths for walkers, bikers and runners, I only walk the natural paths, and have been rewarded with many wildlife sightings... More 

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Cary, NC
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, fun place to go boating, kayaking and paddleboarding. Nice to have access to water so close to home.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I live nearby, so I come here about once every other week on average. I think I take it for granted b/c it's so very close, but every time I go, I'm happy I did, and I always say to myself that I should go more. So yeah, I love Lake Johnson. The walkway over the lake and the area... More 

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Thank Melody M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I love to come here occasionally to walk my dogs. Perfect paved path with lots of hills. Also a great place to walk in the hot summer since it has a lot of shaded areas on the walking path. The parking lot is very small & always crowded. There is other off road parking down from the official lot.

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Stuart, Florida
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87 reviews
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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 12 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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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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11 reviews
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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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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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