Is Billy still the warden at Beaver Lake? I'm new to the area and am considering paying the non-resident fees for kayaking and dog walking, but these fees are pretty high and I don't want to pay them if I'm going to be harassed or made to feel threatened when I visit the lake.
Read 2 reviews that were praising Billy Jenkins the lake Warden. I posted one of the reviews regarding Mr.Jenkins negative customer service interactions. I wanted to let you know that my encounter with him as a female was horrific. I was genuinely excited to enjoy the lake and pay any related fees. It was frightening at how quickly he verbally and non verbally escalated when I asked for clarification and assistance with understanding how to correctly use the lake. It's so wonderful that the lake is open to the public. It would be helpful to have Mr. Jenkins be consistently professional and courteous to ALL folks who visit the lake. I understand that experiences by property owners or local Asheville users has been positive. However, an unassuming tourist who visits the first time who wants to enjoy the area should have the same experience as you all do every time you see Mr.Jenkins. Folks who encounter him to receive clarification and who aren't owners or locals that grew up with him have a very different experience. Please don't downplay that. It's clearly documented in the reviews. I was 30 seconds away from calling Asheville PD on the day of my incident because I believed him capable of pushing me out of his office. I am sure you wouldn't want any female relative of yours to feel that way if they were visiting another city park in a different state. The local folks having all of these POSITIVE experiences with Billy shouldn't post these just to redirect and distract from the fact that Billy is harassing tourists. Tourists need to know prior to visiting.