Lake Atalanta

Tucked away less than a mile from downtown Rogers, AR. Lake Atalanta is a small lake with a lot to offer. At only 30 acres, it’s a small lake but the fishing as well as trails make up for it’s size. The lake is stocked with channel catfish and rainbow trout every year. The bass fishing isn’t too bad either.

Geese at Lake Atalanta

Trails and Parks

There are 4 miles of paved trails and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails of different skill levels throughout the park. Originally built in 1936, the lake was used for recreation and supplied the city with water. Eventually the city switched to Beaver Lake for its water supply. The 236 acre park was restored in 2016. Complete with a boardwalk that allows for hiking and fishing right on the water. There is a 2 mile paved trail that goes around the lake. There is a new playground and serenity garden for children and parents alike. Two tree houses have also been constructed, but they aren’t in trees.

The trails also connect to the downtown Rogers railyard park and to the other trails throughout the region. Don’t forget to check out Crystal Bridges if you are traveling by bike. If you are visiting downtown Rogers, it’s worth the walk if you have the time.

Lake Atalanta

Take a dip in the stream

The stream feeding the lake has been overhauled as well. It’s a great place to take a dip in the hot summer months. Children and dogs will quickly find their way into the water to cool off. Lake Atalanta is a great place for day picnics or birthday parties. There are 5 pavilions that have also been renovated that can be rented out.

lake Atalanta stream

Lake Atalanta fishing

There is a boat dock for launching your kayak. Kayaking is very popular on the lake in the summer months. John boats with trolling motors would work well out here as well. Bass, crappie, & walleye are in abundance. Rainbow trout are hitting hard in the summer months also channel catfish are plentiful pretty much year round. The banks are clear enough that fishing anywhere along the edge is pretty easy. There are plenty of areas on the boardwalk for fishing too. The lake is fished heavily by locals, so don’t expect to pull any record fish out of here. But sometimes quantity is better than quality though, right?

I enjoy walking out here. The scenery is beautiful and when there are a lot of people, it still feels quiet. I haven’t been on the bike trails but I hear good things. This is one of my favorite parks in the region and I highly recommend checking it out when you get a chance.

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