Description - Greers Ferry Dam, completed in December 1962, spans the Little Red River three miles north of Heber Springs. This clean, clear lake has been stocked with almost every known game fish native to the state by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Hybrid bass, the most recently added species, are now reaching excellent size. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operates a trout hatchery below the dam and stocks the lake and river with rainbow trout.
With a wealth of recreational opportunities in the area around Greers Ferry Lake, you'll never run out of fun things to do for the whole family. Numerous campgrounds and hiking trails are available. Sugar Loaf Nature Trail, on an island in the lake, has received many awards for scenic beauty.
Recreation - Greers Ferry Lake recreational opportunities include hiking, camping, boating, water sports, wildlife viewing, and outstanding fishing opportunities.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Greers Ferry Lake is nestled in the foothills of the scenic north central Arkansas Ozark Mountains. From Little Rock, go 15 miles north on US 67-167, then 50 miles north on Arkansas Hwy. 5 to Herber Springs.