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“A little bit of Heaven close to home.”
Review of Lake Fayetteville

Lake Fayetteville
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fayetteville, AR
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4 reviews
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“A little bit of Heaven close to home.”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

My family loves Lake Fayetteville. Excellent hiking/biking trails. Good fishing areas. Even has a small bait shop/store on site. Excellent picnic area and playgrounds. The only downside is sometimes the bike traffic is heavy so be careful when walking. Also some people don't obey leash laws with their dogs.

Visited May 2013
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Springdale, Arkansas
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86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great Trails, Good Fishing”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Lake Fayetteville has really come a long way over the years. I frequently ride the mountain bike single track loop, which is about 7.25 miles or so. It's a great track, but has a couple of spots that just don't dry out. Also, it can get crowded here at times, and there is no "right" direction, meaning if you're flying around clockwise or counterclockwise, expect to meet traffic coming straight at you. This can be a safety hazard in some areas of the track where visibility is low, so keep that in mind. You will also encounter runners with ear buds on that can't hear you coming. The paved area is really nice as well, and will get more crowded than the single track with people walking, jogging, cycling, walking their dogs, etc.

The lake also has pretty decent fishing. Bank fisherman are found fishing from the docks on the North side near where you check in or along the dam. There is a boat ramp for boat anglers, keeping in mind this is a no-wake lake, making this a really nice kayak fishing lake. You can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, catfish, or even white bass. Be aware though, that there is a fee if you want to fish, so you have to check in at the office and sign in. I think it's around $7 for the day. Also, this is a city owned lake, and has operating hours, so you have to be out of the lake before they lock it up, which is usually around sunset. Because of this rule, there is no night fishing here.

Lake Fayetteville also has a frisbee golf course on the North side. I know very little about it, but didn't see it mentioned elsewhere. On the South side are a couple of beach volleyball courts that can be reserved as well. I've played on these a few times, and they are really nice courts. Next to those, you have nice bathroom facilities, and grills & picnic tables.

Visited May 2013
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The trails at Lake Fayetteville offer something for everyone. Walk across the dam on a sunny Sunday afternoon and yo will pass people on bicycles, people walking dogs or pushing strollers. There is also boating, fishing, baseball/softball, sand volleyball, etc.

Visited November 2012
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Springdale AR
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Free Active Fun”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Great paved, multi-use trails and nice playgrounds. Trails can get a little crowded on nice weekends.

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