Exploring the Beauty of Lake Fayetteville Park

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Lake Fayetteville Park comprises 194 acres of fresh water and 458 acres of land. During 1948, there have been some bonds that were issued so that Lake Fayetteville will be constructed. In 1949, the construction of this lake was finished and it was then used as a drinking water source. During 1950, this lake was named the Lake Fayetteville. And in 1959, the Beaver Water District was established by Fayetteville, Bentoville, Rogers, and Springdale so that the Beaver Lake can provide treated water to the cities. After that, the Lake Fayetteville was then operated for recreational purposes.

This lake is a dream of every fisherman as well as for outdoor enthusiasts as it offers plenty of recreational activities. Lake Fayetteville has a variety of components which includes Boat Dock and Marina / Fishing, Veterans Memorial Park, North Shore, Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, and the Lake Fayetteville Softball Complex. Also, there is a nature trail surrounding the lake which measures 5.5 miles and a 4.3-mile hard surface multi-use trail that will be circling the lake.


  • Boating
  • Hiking Trail
  • Fishing
  • Paved Multi-Use Trail
  • Nature Area
  • Playground
  • Picnic Area
  • Softball Fields
  • Restrooms

Lake Regulations

The Lake Fayetteville and the Lake Sequoyah will require you to have boating and fishing permits that must be purchased at the Lake Office/Boat House before accessing to the lake. As for the Lake Wilson and the other areas of the park that has fishable waters, they will not be requiring any permits anymore. Lake Fayetteville is a “No Wake Lake”, just like every City Lake. This means that the boats cannot go beyond the idle speed. Doing so will make a safe atmosphere for paddling around and relaxing on the water.

Fishing: All types of fishing must only be done from the boat or bank. No swimming, belly boats, or wading in all the City Lakes. Also, all AG&F regulations will be applied and licenses will be required.

Boating: Acquiring a boating permit for every boat is a must before one can use it on Lake Sequoyah or Lake Fayetteville. All of the state laws that governs boats will be applied.


The Lake Fayetteville Boat and Bike Rentals which is located on the lake’s north side is offering everyone some ways to explore the water and trails. If you wish to hit their trails, you can check out their selection of mountain bikes, trail bikes, as well as ElliptiGo bikes. The park also has Wee Hoo trailers for the kids to become active as well as pedal whilst and adult pulls them. The bikes and motorized boats of the park are for rent in a first come first served basis.

If you love to get on water, kayak, pedal boats, canoes, pontoon boats, and small fishing boats rentals are available also. Fishing poles and such equipment are available also for sale or rent.

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Boat Rental Requirements:

  • Minimum of 1 hour, there are also available options for 2, 4 and 8 hours
  • Inclusion of paddles and life jackets
  • Photo ID and credit card are required for all kinds of rentals
  • Filling up of waiver is required when renting and all below 18 years old should have a legal guardian fill up their form.
  • After you check in, please allow 30 minutes before you begin your voyage.

Bike Rentals Procedures and Policies:

Bikers, hikers fond of soft-surface trail at Lake Fayetteville
  • Minimum of 1 hour rental
  • Includes helmets
  • Photo ID and credit card are required for all kinds of rentals
  • Filling up of waiver is required when renting and all below 18 years old should have a legal guardian fill up their form.
  • The Lake Fayetteville Boat and Bike is an approved dealer of Rowbikes, Weehoos, and ElliptiGos.

All the bikes, trailers, and boats are available for purchase or rent at Lake Fayetteville Boat and Bike.

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