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Lake Wilson Park

Lake Wilson Park is an off-leash dog park in Fayetteville, AR. Fido can join you in exploring this pet-friendly 320-acre piece of land which includes 28 acres of water. Park users and their pets can experience boating, fishing, nature watching, picnicking and hiking along trails! Visit Website

Or call (479) 444-3471 or email parks@fayetteville-ar.gov for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Lake Wilson Park has received a rating of 3.8 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido.

  • John
    May 5, 2021
    Be cautious on the trail

    It’s true that this is an off-leash dog park, but I have a Beagle who’s ruled by his nose, so I have to keep him leashed whenever we’re out.
    There are two trails – an inside loop that’s 1.33 miles, and an outer loop that’s 1.76 miles long. To complete either trail, you must walk across a creek, which can be dangerous if there’s been a recent rain and the creek is running. Beware, I’ve fallen there.
    Please see the website . for a trail map and more information. The Visit Website button takes you to a different page.

  • Rachel
    May 21, 2019

    I took my Newfoundland here yesterday and he had an amazing day. The hiking trail is quite easy and wraps around the entire lake. There are plenty of access points along the way for your dog to get into the water and cool off too which my newf took full advantage of. It's a very wooden area and quite gorgeous. The park is a designated off leash area

    All of that said, your dog needs to be absolutely reliable to go here. The area is not fenced in and it would be easy for a dog to get lost in the woods.

  • Julie
    More than a year ago
    Great natural trail for dogs

    This was a great natural trail around the entire Lake Wilson. Very few visitors. Lots of shade and places for the dogs to get into the water. Off leash is no problem and IS allowed by the city at this lake trail. our first trip and our 2 dogs led the way - the trail was so easy for them to follow (and us). It was an enjoyable 2 mile hike, not too strenuous and shaded most of the way. Wildflowers and quiet, beautiful little lake. We went on a Saturday afternoon and only saw 4 other people and 2 other dogs the whole time.

  • Danessa
    More than a year ago

    This a wonderful place to let your dog roam free. He loves to hike. We did let him swim in the lake. 🙂

  • Danna
    More than a year ago
    The pictures are mine

    That's my pup up there. Her name is Chloe. I've been to Lake Wilson off-leash park a few times. This is the only hiking trail around that allows you to walk your pet along the trail off leash. This isn't a place to socialize your dog with other dogs (as there's no guarantee that there even will be other dogs), but it is a place to hike with your pet. YOU CAN NOT LET SWIM IN THE LAKE. I looked on Fayetteville's website, and apparently ALL lakes in Fayetteville are banned from swimming....so that's why this gets only 4 stars. I'd like an area for the pup to swim.

  • Leslie
    More than a year ago
    No fenced area

    This is a nice area. Website says it's an off leash park. FYI - It does not have a fenced area for dogs to play.

  • Sir. Ollie
    More than a year ago
    Great swimming home!

    Nice off leash trail and a great spot to have your pup swim!

  • Richard
    More than a year ago

    This is totally wrong! It's the PD training area and dog pound.

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