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

Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail

Built by the Corps of Engineers and located on an island in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake, one-mile trek to the top rewards visitors with panoramic views of the Ozarks; commercial shuttle services from Fairfield Bay during summer;

Heber Springs, AR Trails

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

Directions: 3 miles north of Heber Springs on Ark. 25; located at the west end of Greers Ferry Dam Visitor Center for Greers Ferry Lake; exhibit area, 20 minute audio visual presentation, children's touch table, and replica of the 40 lb., 4

Heber Springs, AR Visitors Centers

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

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

Things to do near Heber Springs, AR

Daisies & Olives Antiques-Gifts-Flea Market

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

Newport Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Tiny Town Tours Miniature Museum of Merritt

2400 square feet of minatures, seven rooms, 60 dollhouses, 62 stores and other exhibits....

Siloam Springs Museum

Directions: Follow signs from Broadway or Mt. Olive. Pioneer artifacts, documents, vintage clothing ...

Brickshy's Backstreet Theater

Country variety shows with family comedy each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ...