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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

Gem Community Theater

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

Heber Springs, AR Theatres

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

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

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

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

Eureka Springs Ghost Tours

Tours which explain the history of the town, the old ghost legends of Eureka Springs and The Crescent Hotel ...

Mountain Ranch Golf Club At Fairfield Bay

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

Cruise Greers Ferry Lake

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

Harrison Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Newport Country Club

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