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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.

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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.

Location - 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.


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Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I grew up in Arkansas and have been to Heber Springs almost every summer my entire life. Greers Ferry Lake is one of the cleanest and most boater friendly lakes there is. Even during the holidays you can always find a quiet spot to ski, tube, or just swim away from the crowd. The local people are very friendly and the Dam Site Marina always has boats avail. We have rented homes for the past few years and they are just wonderful. I can't wait till June maybe we will see you there.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Some of the best, cleanest, most scenic camping I've ever seen is in Section C of Dam Site park. Some of the sites overlook a huge span of the lake. The swimming area there cannot be beaten anywhere. Plenty of recreation and shopping opportunities nearby. Great for kids, grandparents trying to get away from their kids, and lovers alike.


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Contact Information:
Greers Ferry Lake, P.O. Box 1088 , Herber Springs, AR, 72543-1088, Phone: 501-362-2416

Additional Information:
Arkansas Lakes and Reservoirs - There are 15 lakes all across the state and eight locks and dams found along the Arkansas River.
Ozark Mountains Region - The Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas provide abundant outdoor recreation, scenic driving and developed urban areas.

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