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Lake Fayetteville


  1. Boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Hiking Trail
  4. Nature Area
  5. Paved Multi-Use Trail
  6. Picnic Area
  7. Playground
  8. Restrooms
  9. Softball Fields

Park History

Lake Fayetteville is comprised of 458 acres of land and 194 acres of water. In 1948 bonds were issued to construct Lake Fayetteville. The lake was completed in 1949 and was used as a source of drinking water. The lake was named Lake Fayetteville in 1950. The Beaver Water District was established in 1959 by Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville to provide the cities with treated water from Beaver Lake. After that time, Lake Fayetteville has been utilized for recreational purposes.

Lake Fayetteville is a fisherman's dream and offers an abundance of recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts. There are several components of Lake Fayetteville including Veterans Memorial Park, Boat Dock and Marina / Fishing, Lake Fayetteville Softball Complex, North Shore and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. There is a 5.5-mile nature trail around the lake as well as 4.3 miles of hard surface multi use trail that, when completed, will circle the lake as well.

Lake Regulations

Fishing and boating permits are required for Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah and should be purchased at the Boat House/Lake Office prior to accessing the lake. There is no permit requirement for Lake Wilson or other Park areas containing fishable waters. All City lakes are No Wake.

Boating: A boating permit for each boat must be purchased before its use on Lake Fayetteville or Lake Sequoyah. All state laws governing boats apply.
Fishing. All fishing shall be done only from the bank or boat. No wading, swimming, or belly boats shall be permitted in all City Lakes. All AG&F regulations apply and licenses are required.

A complete list of fees for Annual or Daily Lake Recreation Permits can be viewed here


  1. North Shore at Lake Fayetteville

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  2. Softball Complex

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  3. Veterans Memorial Park

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