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Heber Springs, Arkansas

Heber Springs, Arkansas

Heber Springs, founded as a health resort and first called Sugar Loaf in the mid-19th century, now serves as a gateway to Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River. The U.S. Corps of Engineers completed the 31,500-acre lake in 1963, and President John F. Kennedy came to Heber Springs in October of that year for the dedication. The historic downtown district includes a stately county courthouse with traditional square, a museum, antique shops, restored theater and Spring Park, with its mineral springs that attracted the original settlers. Greers Ferry Lake is known for great fishing and water recreation. Camping, cabins and world-class resorts overlook one of the state's most popular lakes. Below the massive Corps of Engineers dam, the Little Red River is internationally known as the home of the world-record (40-pound, four-ounce) brown trout. Trout resorts and outfitters are available. The lake and river have served as national models for environmental cleanliness.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Buckeye Trail

Buckeye Trail provides a 660-foot barrier-free, smooth surface with automobile access;

Heber Springs, AR Trails

Gem Community Theater

Directions: Ark. 25 & 5 Bypass; Business Route exit

Heber Springs, AR Theatres

Cruise Greers Ferry Lake

Tube rides, kneeboarding, skiing, plus leisurely sightseeing trips available; two-hour, sunset and moonlight cruise packages available.

Heber Springs, AR Water Sports

Little Red River

The Little Red emerges icy-cold from beneath Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs. "Rip" Collins proved that this is a premier-class trout stream in 1992 when he landed a world-record 40

Heber Springs, AR Recreation

Collins Creek

A newly developed outdoor project at the John F. Kennedy Park, near the Greers Ferry Fish Hatchery, includes a catch-and-release trout fishing area for youngsters (under age 16), a hiking trail and nature-watching opportunities. Constructed by the Arkansas Game &

Heber Springs, AR Trout Fishing

Things to do near Heber Springs, AR

Independence County Fairgrounds

Cookouts, kitchen, exhibit space, bus parking. ...

Daisies & Olives Antiques-Gifts-Flea Market

Located in the downtown historic district; antiques, gifts, furniture, primitives, collectibles, gift items; over 30 dealers....

Bull Shoals Lake

Created by one of the largest concrete dams in the nation, Bull Shoals covers 45,000 acres with a 1,000-mile shoreline. Famou...

War Eagle Mill/War Eagle Bridge

Contains a working water-powered grist mill, restaurant and gift shop. ...

Indian Rock House

Nestled under a hillside at Indian Hills Golf Course, this natural sandstone grotto was the home of prehistoric cave dwellers...