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Lake Johnson Park

#15 of 150 things to do in Raleigh Features Animals
4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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A place with trails and water activities

Lake Johnson offer both trails and water activities, we rented a paddle boat and a kayak to explore... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter H
Stuart, Florida
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Lake Love It!

Lake Johnson is a great place to go kayaking or paddleboating as a couple or with family. It's a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Virgilla G
Durham, North Carolina
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lake Johnson offer both trails and water activities, we rented a paddle boat and a kayak to explore a bit of the lake

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Johnson is a great place to go kayaking or paddleboating as a couple or with family. It's a fun activity that also provides some exercies. The activities aren't expensive and the scenery is really nice. The only problem with this park is parking. You...More

Thank Virgilla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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 17 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 1 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 15 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 14 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 24 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
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Donna R
5 April 2016|
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Response from v c | Reviewed this property |
hi, no not that I know of.
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.