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Lake Murray

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Address: 5540 Kiowa Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-1331
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Great place so close to home

We have enjoyed kayaking on Lake Murray and observing all the birds, the walking path around the lake, having picnics and throwing horshoes. You can fish at Lake Murray and rent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
ltrinca
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have enjoyed kayaking on Lake Murray and observing all the birds, the walking path around the lake, having picnics and throwing horshoes. You can fish at Lake Murray and rent paddle boats. It's such a beautiful and relaxing setting!

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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bring something to fish with and plan to grill your fish at the tables and grills. Small lake but enjoyable.

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La Mesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the front gate, around the lake and back is a little over 6 miles, the walk is on a paved trail, (though there is a little known dirt path around part) that is filled with happy people (mostly) on bikes, walking, jogging, skating every day. There are a multitude of different birds, and just a great way to get... More 

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Richland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a place to do a 10 mile run. Didn't find any trails that would let me do 5 miles out and return, but I did find Lake Murray which has a trail most of the way around the lake. Starting at the main parking near the concession stand you can go 3 miles on pavement till... More 

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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful lake to enjoy birds and wildlife. Has a really nice walking path although you cannot walk all the way around the lake so pace yourself.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a walk with the different Trails.There is plenty around to look at. The farther you walk in the better it gets. The Only Complaint is the bathrooms smell/dirty/never serviced. I say every time, next time they will be clean, they are even worse.

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La mesa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rustic natural park. Good place to walk, bike, fish and picnic. Plenty of picnic tables. Can rent boats or launch your own

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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good for a walk of any amount of time, plenty of 'nature' around especially a mile or so in, 3 access points to the lake walk, just watch out for some of the speeding bicyclists......

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La Jolla, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We took a walk round this lake to get over jet lag and wait for the bank to open. Some wildlife, lots of joggers, great cycle route, very much an urban park though.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I am so fortunate to live just one mile from Lake Murray and the amenities offered there. While I primarily take advantage of the tennis facilities, there are several other available sports options . These include softball diamonds, a well-equipped children's playground, a paved walking/bicycling trail, and boating and fishing. This urban park is readily available from many directions. Take... More 

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