Lake Johnson Park & Nature Preserve (Raleigh Parks)

Lake Johnson ParkManged by Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources, Lake Johnson Park is composed of a 150+ acre lake and 300+ acres of land surrounding the lake. Woodlands are varied with Loblolly Pine and mixed oak-hickory hardwood forest. At the lakes’ upper end there is an extensive swampy area with willows and cattails growing atop sediment bars. A causeway with an adjoining boardwalk bisects the lake. Beavers maintain 1-2 lodges along the shores of the lade and evidence of their activity is ever present. Birdwatching is productive for an urban setting especially during migration. Lake Johnson has 3.5 miles of paved greenway trails and 1.9 miles of unpaved trails. Lake Johnson is great for fishing; largemouth bass, shell cracker, crappie, bream, catfish, and carp are all found in Lake Johnson. For more information.


4601 Avent Ferry Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606 (Get Directions)


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