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Lake Johnson Park

#19 of 151 things to do in Raleigh Features Animals
4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Trail, kayaking and fishing spot.

Spent about an hour here with the kidsto enjoy the scenic views. Lots of pet owne people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Amber M
One beautiful lake with two different syles

I live behind Lake Johnson and frequently walk around this beautiful lake. It is one lake that is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dann R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Nice walking trail around lake. Some of trail's hills too steep for wheelchair, but could go halfway. Usually clean around dock and -restrooms. Lake water brownish - but that is par for the course on the Piedmont :(

Thank travelnuts6
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Ok. Maybe it's not that good. But I thoroughly love it. To me it is the most relaxing place I can be. Water is nice and there are rentals available for your pleasure. The paths are very scenic and enjoyable. There are macadam paths as...More

Thank LMenard0215
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Only blocks from my town home, I frequent the trails at Lake Johnson several times a week. It's well maintained and is always busy. It's great to see parks and trails being used. However, if you're looking for a quiet walk in the woods this...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I enjoy this park for the trails and the lake. I love the wildlife that you can come across. I see people having picnics in the shelters. Fishing here is nice to relax: don't expect to catch much. Great area for paddle boats with your...More

Thank Tritonboy17
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I haven't had a chance to fish here yet, but my family and I have come here twice. There's enough stuff to do around here.

Thank LAvenus79
Reviewed 9 March 2017

So many things you can do here including hiking, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, classes. Great place to get out into nature. Wish it were closer to my house but I've enjoyed the several times I've visited.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Lake Johnson has a great atmosphere with MANY things to do. You can rent boats, hike, or take a recreational class offered such as yoga or wildlife identification. The only limiting factor is parking - there is oftentimes a very long wait time. What good...More

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Donna R
Looking for a park that we can rent a trailer or cabin
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
is the 3 mile trail full of steep hills
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.