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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

Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery

See the development of trout from egg to adult size;

Heber Springs, AR Fish Hatcheries

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

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

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

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and Call of the Wild Bed & Breakfast is a 450-acre rescue facility with over 100 big cats, s...

Eureka Springs Downtown Historic District

"America's Victorian Village" preserves turn-of-the-century charm with shopping and dining in its historic downtown and the b...

Indian Hills Golf Course At Fairfield Bay

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 14 days...

Downtown Historic District

Features brick-paved streets, unique shops and restaurants; incorporated in 1881 when the first passenger train rolled in on ...

Miniatures Museum & Tiny Town Tours

Some 200 displays featuring 100,000 minatures; exhibits range from dollhouse furnishings to complete villages....