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Nice Place to Unwind

Park at the nearby Bird Sanctuary and walk over to Beaver Lake. You can walk the paths by the lake... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Janet M
Fairview, North Carolina
Nice Dog Friendly Walking Trail

In North Asheville, the Beaver Lake area is great for walking. It is dog friendly with provided... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2017
Ron G
via mobile
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

I am so relieved to find out the warden, Billy Jenkins, is out of his ever loving mind. I see a few more reviews on him. I run at Beaver Lake Regularly and my buddy was running 5 minutes late, so I decided to go...More

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank Johnny P
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

In North Asheville, the Beaver Lake area is great for walking. It is dog friendly with provided bags for your Fido. The trail encircles the lake (~ 2.5 mi, all flat) Beautiful scenery & views. Some parking @ South end.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ron G
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Park at the nearby Bird Sanctuary and walk over to Beaver Lake. You can walk the paths by the lake or sit and enjoy the view. Either way, you'll enjoy your visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Janet M
Reviewed April 5, 2017

Just went there for a run around the lake. A little less than two miles, nice trail, well maintain, lots of walkers...and beautiful. On the edge of pretty neighborhoods, lots of birds.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank javalover5050
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The lake and surroundings are beautiful but the "warden" is nasty. Theoretically this is a private park but they don't check everyone's ID only if you have a dog. The permit is $50 a year to walk your dog, and I live within walking distance...More

Date of experience: March 2017
11  Thank Venny0102
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Best place for a city for a walk with nice scenery that is protected (sidewalks or trails). Can be really beautiful in early morning with low fog over the lake and even better in the fall with lovely leaves. Small and relatively quiet bird sanctuary...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Torchboy
Reviewed January 13, 2017

We love coming here as often as possible. It is beautiful, relaxing and a fabulous place to walk, jog or just play with the kids or dogs. You may also take a row boat or kayak and enjoy the calming water.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mootheart
Reviewed December 27, 2016

This is very close to town. Just about one mile up Merrimon Ave (which connects to Broadway). It is a lovely place to go when you want a walk in a serene setting, with local birds and plants, and a so very close to downtown.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jeangard
Reviewed November 9, 2016

This is a very nice small lake partially surrounded by a well maintained walking path. Maybe you'll be there when they are having the boat races.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank blouise2016
Reviewed October 7, 2016

An oasis in the city. The lake has boats to rent or bring your own kayak. A nice paved walking trail gives you an good walk. You cannot bring your dog though unless you are a member of the Beaver Lake Assoc. Parking is OK.

Date of experience: May 2016
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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