Lake Johnson

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Southwest Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Katie G.
    "dirt trail across the street from the boat house"(3 Tips)
    Huff
    "If you run counter-clock wise the hills are more forgiving!!"(4 Tips)
    Renae
    "Walk around the trails so beautiful!"(5 Tips)
    Tamara N.
    "A great 3.25 mile run/walk with a couple good scenic overlooks!"(3 Tips)
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  • Eli T.
    Eli TyphinaMay 3, 2013
    Go to a quite spot along the trail. If you sit by the edge of the water long enough you'll see fish jumping and hear frogs singing. On sunny days you' ll see lots of turtles.
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.March 12, 2012
    The hills here are killer! Talk about conditioning your legs! A great 3.25 mile run/walk with a couple good scenic overlooks! Parking is a pain on crowded beautiful days.
  • Tamara N.
    Tamara N.March 12, 2012
    The hills here are killer! Talk about conditioning your legs! A great 3.25 mile run/walk with a couple good scenic overlooks!
  • The News & Observer
    Enjoy a day on the lake in a canoe, kayak, johnboat, sailboat, or paddle boat available for rental. Read more
  • Jill H.
    Jill HNovember 23, 2009
    This is a great outdoor area to go for a nice run, bike ride, walk...or even take the kids/dog for some exercise. Very popular, paved and unpaved trails, flat and hills. Fishing, boating too! Read more
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotMarch 27, 2015
    Ahhhhmazzingg running trails and scenic lookouts. Very relaxing place. :)
  • RANDY P.
    RANDY PJuly 16, 2013
    I miss living there in the apartments. It is a wonderful place to live on the lake.
  • Morgan T.
    Morgan TalbotMarch 27, 2015
    If you missed the DO NOT SWIM signs, trust me. Don't swim in the lake! I had just moved here and got kiiilller strep throat after swimming in the lake. Such a bad idea. :(
  • Jordan F.
    Jordan FrithFebruary 23, 2010
    One of my favorite places in Raleigh. There are two parking lots. The one away from the boat house is usually less crowded
  • @ExploreRaleigh
    @ExploreRaleighAugust 27, 2011
    Best recreational park in all of Raleigh. Hike the unpaved side. It's beautiful!
  • De J.
    De JobeJune 7, 2014
    Just take a walk and enjoy nature.
  • Katie G.
    Katie GlantonSeptember 22, 2012
    Take the dirt trail across the street from the boat house for an extra adventure
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RinkFebruary 20, 2014
    Don't walk down Avent Ferry while the bridge is out!! Take the long loop!!
  • James M.
    James MNovember 18, 2012
    A great walk and very peaceful
  • Brent H.
    Brent HillAugust 21, 2010
    The park is under construction. A portion of is shut down. Go right facing the boat house.
  • Will B.
    Will BlankenshipApril 14, 2011
    Bring your eno hammock for a relaxing lakeside snooze!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DesaiMarch 26
    Great place for a walk/run
  • Zeynep T.
    Zeynep TekJune 22, 2015
    I miss this place too much😊
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WirtanenMarch 18, 2011
    Park on Lake Dam Rd if both of the lots are full.
  • Colleen G.
    Colleen GrayMarch 21, 2011
    Great Lake to walk around and very pretty!
  • Rue T.
    Rue ThompsonJuly 29, 2013
    Morning run!
  • Renae
    RenaeDecember 28, 2010
    Walk around the trails so beautiful!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BoothOctober 5, 2011
    I just love it here.
  • Huff
    HuffMarch 14, 2010
    If you run counter-clock wise the hills are more forgiving!!
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