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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

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

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

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

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

Olmstead Museum

Olmstead Funeral Home dedicated this private exhibit in 1996 to honor the oldest existing business in Cleburen County. A horse-drawn hearse and photos of the town's early days are of special interest; guided tours by appointment.

Heber Springs, AR Museums

Things to do near Heber Springs, AR

New Holy Land Tours

Directions: U.S. 62 East, on Passion Play Road Motorized, narrated journey through a 50-acre setting of authentic Old and New...

Back in Time Antiques

handicapped accessible. 10,000-sqare-feet of furniture, glass, primitives located in Batesville's downtown historic district ...

Fayetteville Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Log Cabin Museum

An 1850 cabin, dismantled and reconstructed on its present site, is furnished with items used in a home of the 1880s; built i...

Batesville Municipal Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...