Lake Bentonville is conveniently located right in the center of Bentonville, Arkansas and easily accessible by local residents of the surrounding residential communities. It also has parking space so Bentonville residents can drive to this location and enjoy a walk with their dogs on maintained trails, play in cleared open spaces, and even let their pooch go for a dip in the lake to cool off on a hot Bentonville summer day--and there are lots of those.
Bentonville experiences hot, sunny, summers and the centrally accessible Bentonville Lake is a popular location for city residents to come enjoy a breeze off the lake or let their dogs go for a swim. The lake is located directly north of the municipal airport so there can be some noise from airplanes arriving and departing, which can be frightening to some pets but can be interesting to spectators who enjoy plane watching. Bentonville does experience a cool winter, but usually has sunny winter days, and if you dress warmly, you can still enjoy a walk around Lake Bentonville even in the off-season.
Lake Bentonville is a natural area, surrounded by residential neighborhoods and the local airport. It features lots of trees, a lake, a ravine, and both open and wooded areas. The area around Lake Bentonville is relatively flat, especially since the local airport runway is located just adjacent to it, which requires level ground. There are, however, rougher patches of terrain in some of the open and wooded areas, and the banks of the lake.
Trails in the Lake Bentonville park can feature uneven ground, so make sure if you are planning on exploring this park that you bring sturdy shoes. Dogs should be kept on leashes in public parks, for their safety, and since there are major roadways nearby you don't want a loose dog that has taken after a local woodland creature inadvertently rushing out into traffic. Keep your dog safe and be respectful of other park users who may be intimidated by dogs. There is playground equipment here that is used by local families and children, so be aware that there can be lots of people in the Lake Bentonville neighborhood during prime times, as well as associated traffic.
Lake Bentonville and the associated park are a 20-acre recreational area surrounded by residential and rural properties. This beautiful park features picnic areas, two fishing docks on the lake, a pavilion, and playground equipment. Many families enjoy this park all year around. The lake is great on a hot summer day for your dog to cool off, but remember local fisherman use this lake, so watch out for people fishing from the shore and docks with fishing lines and hooks that your dog can become entangled in. Also, remember people fishing may not appreciate your dog scaring away the fish! Pick an appropriate time and location to enjoy the lake.
here are lots of large trees to provide shade and open areas for playing, as well as trails to explore with your dog. Non-motorized boats like canoes and kayaks are allowed on the lake. If you have access to one of these watercrafts, you can teach your dog to ride in a kayak or canoe and enjoy this area from the surface of the lake. This is a great location to enjoy with your pet and your family.