Lake Wedington Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Lake Wedington is a 102-acre lake located just 13 miles west of Fayetteville, AR on State Hwy 16. During the 1930s, local men employed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) began building the lake and recreation area and planting trees under the guidance of the Soil Conservation Service. In 1954 the land, facilities and management were passed to the USDA Forest Service. Through the hard work of the Friends of Lake Wedington volunteer group, several buildings have been restored and now the Lake Wedington Recreation Area is on the National Register of Historic Places. The area contains 6 historic cabins, a pavilion, volleyball courts, and horse-shoes (some avail only in summer). The area also offers a Lodge, Group Pavilion, Group Camp Area, Bathhouse, Flush Toilets, Boat Launch Ramp (max. 10 hp motors allowed), 18 Camp Sites (no utilities), 19 Picnic Sites, Swimming Area (Wheel-Chair Accessible), Fishing Pier (Wheel-Chair Accessible), Lakeshore Hiking Trail,  and the North Twin 7-mile Hiking/Mtn Biking Trail. Camping trailers are allowed.  No special facilities are  available.

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Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Effective 10/23/19, the campground is CLOSED until further notice due to unsafe conditions and leaning trees near campsites and the Lake Shore Trail. The day-use area remains open.  Reservations for the cabins, lodge, pavilion, and campsites are available by contacting Recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777. Lake Wedington currently has no boat rentals or snack bar available.
Operational Hours: Campground is open 7 days a week. The day use area is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hours from Apr 21 to Sept 30: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Hours from Oct 1 to Nov 11: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Reservations: Campsites, cabins, lodge, and picnic pavilion can be reserved. Contact Recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 for reservations. 
Fees Campsites, lodge, and cabins can be reserved. Camp Sites - Max. 6/site, $20/night year round. Day Use (swim, picnic, other) - $5/vehicle/day (vans/buses over 10 passengers add $.50/person). Boat Launch - $5/vehicle/day. Current forest recreation fees and schedule.
Restrictions: NO PETS Allowed in the Swim beach area. (Except Qualified Service Animals). ATV's and Off Highway Vehicles are not allowed in the Wedington unit.
Closest Towns: Fayetteville
Water: Drinking
Restroom: Flush w/showers
Operated By: Boston Mountain Ranger District (479)667-2191

General Information

Directions: From Fayetteville, AR take Arkansas 16 west for 13 miles. Negotiable by camping trailer or rigs.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

6 Historic Cabins. Lodge, Group Pavilion, Group Camp Area, Bath House, Boat House, Bathhouse, Flush Toilets, Boat Launch Ramp (max. 10 hp motors allowed). 18 Camp Sites (no utilities). 19 Picnic Sites. Swimming Area. Accessible Fishing Pier. Drinking Water. Lakeshore Hiking Trail. North Twin 7-mile Hiking/Mtn Biking Trail

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
No. of Sites18
Reservation InfoEasy
Reservation info: www.recreation.gov

RV Camping

6 Historic Cabins. Lodge, Group Pavilion, Group Camp Area, Bath House, Boat House, Bathhouse, Flush Toilets, Boat Launch Ramp (max. 10 hp motors allowed). 18 Camp Sites (no utilities). 19 Picnic Sites. Swimming Area. Accessible Fishing Pier. Drinking Water. Lakeshore Hiking Trail. North Twin 7-mile Hiking/Mtn Biking Trail.

CorralsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Hookup - Sewernone
Hookups - Electricnone
Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
Dump Stationsyes
No. of Sites18
Reservation Infowww.recreation.gov
Size RestrictionsMaximum vehicle length - 32ft
Hookup - Waternone

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Reservation info: www.recreation.gov

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.0916167

  Longitude : 
-94.3701500

 



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