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Free Fishing Weekend 2018
June 6, 2018
Contact: Byron Humphry
Park Maintenance Superintendent
Parks and Recreation Department

Free Fishing This Weekend at Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department announces a free fishing weekend at Lake Fayetteville (1330 E. Lake Fayetteville Road) and Lake Sequoyah (6608 E. Lake Sequoyah Drive) on June 9 and June 10. This weekend coincides with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s free fishing weekend and is one of two annual free fishing weekends offered by the City to promote and encourage use of Lake Fayetteville and Lake Sequoyah. Daily fishing/use fees are waived on these two days but boating permits are still required.
The lakes are open to the general public throughout the year from sunrise to sunset; each lake is closed on Thanksgiving Day and from Dec. 24 through Jan. 14. Daily and/or annual fishing and boating permits can be purchased at the marina offices during business hours. Permit fees are as follows:

  • Annual boating and fishing (65 and older and veterans)                  $40.00
  • Annual boating and fishing (16-64)                                                   $50.00
  • Daily boating and fishing (65 and older and veterans)                     $5.00
  • Daily boating and fishing (16-64)                                                      $6.00
  • Annual fishing/use (65 and older and veterans)                               $20.00
  • Annual fishing/use (16-64)                                                                $30.00
  • Daily fishing/use (65 and older and veterans)                                  $2.00
  • Daily fishing/use (16-64)                                                                   $3.00
  • Daily fishing/use (under 16 with permitted adult)                             Free
  • Daily non-motorized boating                                                             $3.00
  • Annual non-motorized boating                                                          $20.00
Boat stalls are available to rent at Lake Fayetteville on an annual basis at the following rates:

  • City of Fayetteville resident                                                               $250.00
  • Non-City of Fayetteville resident                                                       $325.00
Bring your family out and enjoy the lakes. For more information regarding the free fishing weekend or boating and fishing permits, call Lake Fayetteville Marina at 479-444-3476 or Lake Sequoyah Marina at 479-444-3475.

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