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Fun in the Sun for the entire family on Greers Ferry Lake!

Greers Ferry Lake fed by the Little Red River has created an Arkansas vacation and recreation wonderland. Greers Ferry and its neighboring cities of Heber Springs and Fairfield Bay offer many large city amenities to this Ozark mountain paradise area.

For any that consider retiring or relocating, there is no place like the Ozark mountain foothills. The peaceful community of Greers Ferry is known for its spectacular scenery, temperate climate, and friendly people. It is a community with medical and shopping facilities to fill all needs; social and civic organizations to meet all interests; and churches of most denominations. The school district, belonging to the NCA Association, is one of the best in the state. Our high school’s championship basketball team and other sports teams add much excitement to the athletic events held. For additional relocation information, click here.

Beginning in early spring, the countryside is alive with wild flowers, redbud and dogwood trees in full bloom, and a vast variety of birds ranging from bluebirds to eagles. October brings the “Flaming Fall Revue,” when the hillsides are afire with changing foliage. A trip to our area is a must for the camera “bug” or “nature lover.” Year-round fishing and the availability to all water sports makes Greers Ferry a vacation wonderland and a great place to live. Many with homes elsewhere are discovering the pleasures and comforts of a “winter stay” in Greers Ferry.

There’s fun just waiting for you. And when you leave, you’ll take home great memories, but you’ll leave your heart with us.

Greers Ferry Lake:

For most of the 20th century this area was just another lovely section of Arkansas with small towns connected by trails and dirt roads, but in 1963 Greers Ferry Lake became a reality. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of a dam (spanning the Little Red River), which is 1,704 feet in length and 243 feet in height, forming a lake 50 miles long, covering 40,000 acres, and creating a shoreline of 343 miles. Our river tributaries produce some of the largest walleye in the world, supporting a major event — the Walleye Run. Elevation of the lake at top flood control pool is 487 feet above mean sea level. Most important is that the lake ranks as one of the most pollution-free in the nation, providing an excellent water playground for fishermen, water skiers, scuba divers, and anyone seeking fun in the sun. As the seventh tourist destination point in Arkansas, the lake is dotted with first-rate marinas and boat docks, over 1,200 public and private camp sites, and a good selection of motel and resort facilities. click here for additional recreation information on Greers Ferry Lake.

Fishing on Greers Ferry Lake & the Little Red River…

Greers Ferry Lake and it’s tail water, the Little Red River has been a popular destination for anglers worldwide visiting Arkansas. In our case, “World-Class Fishing” is fact, not hype. We can back it up with three world-record game fish. Greers Ferry Lake holds world records for Walleye (22 lb 11oz) and Hybrid Striped Bass (27 lb 5 oz). The Little Red River tail water, which feeds into Greers Ferry Lake, holds the current world-record for German Brown Trout (40 lb 4 oz).

Trophy-sized fish are common in our waters. Savvy guides put you “on the fish” in the lake and the river and we have plenty campsites, cabins and resort accommodations, ready and waiting to make your vacation complete.

Shopping for the Women…

Shop, shop, shop! It is something that we all enjoy doing. However, most of us would love to avoid the traffic, the giant parking lots, and the long lines that usually accompany a shopping trip. We often think about how nice it would be to find good deal and great selections without all the trouble. That is exactly the kind of shopping experience you will get in Cleburne County. You will very rarely have to deal with traffic, the parking lots are just the right size, and the lines are never too long.

Nestled in historical downtown buildings of the many towns in Cleburne County you will find shops of every kind. Whether you are looking for a gift, a new outfit, or new shoes for the kids. And if its treasures you seek then you can check out the many antique shops, flea markets, and thrift stores in the county as well.

With Cleburne County’s “Southern hospitality” you will find it hard not to get wrapped up in the shopping experience. The area store owners pride themselves upon their great customer service. If they don’t have it then they will help you find it or special order it for you, all you have to do is ask. They love to see a smiling face!


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