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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

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

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

Mossy Bluff Trail

Starting from the Garner Visitor Center, .8-mile Mossy Bluff Trail follows the canyon rim overlooking the Little Red River. Stairways are provided at craggy bluffs near end of hike.

Heber Springs, AR Trails

Buckeye Trail

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

Heber Springs, AR Trails

Things to do near Heber Springs, AR

Van Buren County Historical Society Museum

Directions: West off Hwy. 65, follow signs Local and area exhibits, plus research room; all items donated by people of Van Bu...

Jubile Antique Mall & Flea Market

Directions: 2.5 miles north of Western Sizzlin, Ramada Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 and Comfort Inn on U.S. 167 North (N...

Buckeye Trail

Buckeye Trail provides a 660-foot barrier-free, smooth surface with automobile access; displays are provided alongside these ...

Peel House Museum & Historical Garden

Directions: U.S. 71B An Italianate villa built in 1875 by Col. Sam Peel, a prominent early figure in Bentonville history. Res...

Dawn Hill Golf & Racquet Club

Course Access: ResortHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...