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Cumberland County Sheriff Ennis Wright said a fisherman found a woman's body tangled up in trees. Authorities managed to pull the body from the water.
The body was found off Carver Falls Road, not far from ZipQuest.
Officials said the dive team arrived on scene just before 6:30 p.m.
Authorities said the body appeared to be in the water for quite some time.
Officials have not yet released the woman's identity.
The sheriff's office said the body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
The Fayetteville Fire Department used a boat to help retrieve the body from the water.