Witnessing the Serene Lake Sequoyah

Established during the late 1950s, the Lake Sequoyah originally served as a water supply reservoir. Today, the lake is already used as a city park that has 389-acres of water and 1,400-acres of land which is at south Fayetteville’s Huntsville Road. This area is known for its abundant population of birds which includes Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, and American Bald Eagle.


Fayetteville City purchased the area in 1958, and during this time, the lake served as a water supply reservoir. During 1960s, the city has stopped using the lake as their water supply as this was the time that the Beaver Water District has became Northwest Arkansas’ main water source.

Today, most of the residents only know this property as the Lake Sequoyah Park. The regulars enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, picnicking, and nature watching. Moreover, the park has a courtesy dock, marina, and boat ramp. If you wish to fish here, the park will require a fishing permit which you can purchase at the marina.

The nature trails offer the lake’s stunning views with a lot of spur trails so that you will have a fishing access.


  • Boating
  • Hiking Trail
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Nature Area

Park Amenities

  • Marina
  • Hiking Trail
  • Boat Ramp
  • Courtesy Dock
  • Natural Areas
  • Picnic Areas

Lake Regulations

The Lake Sequoyah requires boating and fishing permits and this permit should only be purchased at the Lake Office/Boat house before access to the lake.

Fishing: All types of fishing must only be done from the boat or bank. Belly boats, wading, or swimming are not allowed in all City Lakes. Also, all of the regulations of AG&F should be applied and licenses are a must.

Boating: Before using the boat on the lake, one should acquire a boating permit first. Furthermore, the state laws that governs the boats will all be applied.

Another park that you should not miss is the Gregory Park. Want to try out An Adventure to Gregory Park?

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