Lake Wedington

Lake Wedington beckons visitors of many types, those who come to relax and fish all day, those who come to speed along on bike paths or cruise on a boat, and those who want to stay in a cabin as a lakeside home-away-from-home. The recreation area also offers convenient access, as it is located just 13 miles west of Fayetteville, and 13 miles east of Siloam Springs.  The facility offers several rental cabins, campsites and picnic sites alongside its the lake. Each offers access to a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. In the 1930s, the lake and recreation area were built under the guidance of the Soil Conservation Service. The Forest Service acquired the land in 1954 and restored the buildings, and the location is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A variety of wildlife, trees, ferns and wildflowers surround the 102-acre Lake Wedington. Fall leaves put on quite a show, often attracting photographers. Wildlife in the area includes rabbits, deer and wild turkeys, as well as an array of migratory waterfowl. In winter, eagles may be sighted. A swimming area, boat ramp and accessible fishing pier are available on-site. Visitors enjoy boating, kayaking and canoeing, as well as fishing on the lake. Anglers seek bluegill, largemouth and spotted bass, bream and channel catfish, among other species. A world-record grass carp, weighing 80 pounds, was caught at the lake in 2004, using 14-pound line. The area is also popular for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, however horses must be kept outside the park area at all times. The Lakeshore Hiking Trail circles a large portion of the lake. The North Twin hiking and mountain biking trial extends for seven miles from the facility.

Campsites do not have electrical hookups, but are equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Cooking Pots
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Stove
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Kayaking
  • Lights
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Refrigerator
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Wildlife Viewing


  • From Fayetteville, travel west on Highway 16 (Wedington Road) for 13 miles, to the Lake Wedington entry road. The road is negotiable for RVs of all sizes.
  • From Siloam Springs, travel east on Highway 16 for 13 miles.

Contact Lake Wedington

15592 Lake Wedington Entry Rd.
Fayetteville, Arkansas  72704
Phone: (479) 442-3527


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