One of the Arkansas Ozarks favorite watery playgrounds is Greers Ferry Lake, located in the north-central portion of the state. With 40,000 acres of lake surface to accommodate both boaters and fishermen, the fishing at the lake is superb throughout the year. Greers Ferry Lake offers great walleye fishing and excellent crappie fishing. In fact every game fish native to the state has been stocked in the clear waters of the lake by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The lake was formed by Greers Ferry Dam that was completed in July 1964 at a cost of approximately $46,500,000. The lake and dam were dedicated in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, his last public appearance before the fateful trip to Dallas.
A rainbow trout hatchery is in operation and furnishes the rainbow trout for stocking and fishing in the lake and below the dam in the Little Red River. Record fish catches are a common occurrence at Greers Ferry, which abounds in game fish, such as bream, channel catfish, rainbow trout, and largemouth and white bass. And of course Greers Ferry Lake offers great walleye fishing and excellent crappie fishing.
Other sporting activities include boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, scuba diving, water skiing. There is a developed nature trail winding up Sugar Loaf Mountain, an island in the lake, which affords a breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding countryside from its summit.
Location: AR Hwys 5 and 107 at Heber Springs