Activities and Amenities
Attention: No pets allowed in any part of the recreation area.
LAKE WEDINGTON, AR
part ofOzark-St. Francis National Forests, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Apr 23 2015 Season Dates
OverviewLake 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. The area can be accessed by vehicle and a parking space should be available. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
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. Guests who rent one of the cabins will get the opportunity to stay in a historic structure from the 1930s, while still enjoying the luxuries of a cozy bed and a coffee maker.
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.
Drinking water, showers, a boat ramp and flush toilets are among the available amenities at Lake Wedington. Campsites do not have electrical hookups, but are equipped with a picnic table, campfire ring and grill.
Along State Highway 16, both east to Fayetteville, or west to Siloam Springs, groceries, gasoline, ice and other supplies are available in the small communities of Prairie Grove, Farmington and Lincoln.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You GoLake Wedington 2015 Operating Hours:
April 24 - September 30: open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (open Memorial Day and Labor Day)
October 1 through November 9: open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:LAKE WEDINGTON
15592 LAKE WEDINGTON ENTRY RD.
FAYETTEVILLE AR 72704
Phone Number:Project Office: (479)442-3527