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Lake Wilson Park


  1. Boating
  2. Fishing
  3. Hiking Trail
  4. Nature Area
  5. Off-leash Dog Park
  6. Pavilion
  7. Picnic Area

Park Location

The park is located at 4668 S Lake Wilson Road. From Fayetteville, take Morningside Drive south of 15th Street for approximately two miles. Morningside Drive becomes City Lake Road; turn left on Wilson Hollow Road. Follow the gravel road over the White River, then turn left on Lake Wilson Road.

Park History

Lake Wilson Park is comprised of approximately 320 acres of land with 28 acres of water. The lake was constructed as Fayetteville’s original water supply reservoir. The city stopped using it as a water supply in the 1960s when Beaver Water District became the primary source of water for Northwest Arkansas.

Park users can experience boating, fishing, nature watching, picnicking and hiking. The park is also an off-leash dog park with both sunny and shady places for pets to enjoy. The nature trail runs almost entirely through the woods with views of the lake and ancient rock formations. There are also lots of beautiful wildflowers in the spring!

Park Amenities

  • Hiking Trail
  • Natural Area
  • Off-leash Dog Park
  • Pavilion
  • Picnic Area