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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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Beautiful area, However Limited Parking.

Lake Johnson has a great atmosphere with MANY things to do. You can rent boats, hike, or take a... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Tanner D
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... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4601 Avent Ferry Rd, Raleigh, NC 27606-3412
+1 919-233-2121
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Reviewed 28 February 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

1  Thank Tanner D
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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...More

Thank smithnewland
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank bsquaredcary
Reviewed 19 January 2017

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

Thank Melody M
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...More

Thank Molly A
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

1  Thank Peter H
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.

Thank brendauhlir
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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....More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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...More

1  Thank FlyingSolo15
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The view from the deck overlooking the lake was fabulous. Feeling the evening breeze was wonderful to enjoy.

Thank Mingalaba2804
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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.