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Beautiful neighborhood lake

Wonderful little lake. You need a permit to walk your dog and the bird santuary next door is... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Asheville, North Carolina
Fantastic place to run, walk, relax or meditate

Hidden gem. Part bird sanctuary, house/neighborhood, trails, walking paths, and big lake. Bring... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden gem. Part bird sanctuary, house/neighborhood, trails, walking paths, and big lake. Bring your dog and walking shoes. Time to reflect. Many different things to observe on this trail. Parking at main entrance a premium on the weekend but if you drive around the lake,...More

Thank meadorkarla
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not a swimming lake; but a Great Lake to walk, canoe or kayak. Fishing from shore is possible; but haven’t seen anyone reeling in the big one. Next to the lake is a nice bird sanctuary with a boardwalk out to the shoreline.

Thank riceland
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Wonderful lake with great trails all the way around the lake. Its private, so follow the rules and get permits where needed - dog walking, fishing, boating etc. The ranger keeps close tabs on things and members pay fees which is why it is well...More

2  Thank hurleysb2018
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Great place to go for a run or a walk. There is a nice trail around the lake which makes it easy for either.

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed July 1, 2018

We love driving around this tree-lined lake...think Walden Pond. Everyone is out walking, running, walking their dogs...and canoeing,

Thank terrycarlson2018
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Enough shade to run in summer. Romantic walk from bird sanctuary to lake. Must have a permit for dog walking , boating or fishing. Warden is usually there checking.

Thank LaughterGood4U
Reviewed June 22, 2018

What a lovely place! Boardwalk trails were well done and easily accessible. No one was there but us and we were able to picnic with a front row seat to a spectacular sunset and watch and hear nothing but the birds around us.

Thank generalmills
Reviewed February 6, 2018

On the near-north side of Asheville, this lake has paved and good trail walk-way all around. Wonderful place to re-collect oneself, walk the dog or wander with a friend while chatting.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed January 25, 2018

This is a beautiful lake, you can walk on the trail. In the winter it freezes and is so pretty, you can see houses all around as you walk, very relaxing.

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Wonderful little lake. You need a permit to walk your dog and the bird santuary next door is beautiful

Thank MKS0
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from robina470 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say about a mile, maybe a mile and a half.
Heather H
January 14, 2018|
Response from cheryl h | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea because we just stopped for a short time to walk around. I googled the lake though and found some info for you but it won't allow me to submit my answer with the copy/paste inserted here. So just google... More
April S
October 18, 2016|
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Response from LanSluderBelize | Reviewed this property |
You can fish in Beaver Lake, but you need an NC fishing license and also, because it is a private lake, you will need to pay $50 for a fishing/boating license. It's only catch-and-release. Frankly, this isn't much of a lake... More