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Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas

Free Public Boating & Watersport Activities

Greers Ferry Lake, located in north-central Arkansas, is a picturesque reservoir known for its clear waters and scenic beauty. Surrounded by the lush Ozark Mountains, the lake offers a serene escape for both locals and tourists. Nearby attractions include the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery, which provides an educational experience about fish conservation and the local ecosystem, making it a great spot for family outings and nature enthusiasts.

Boating is popular on Greers Ferry Lake, attracting boaters from all over the region. The lake boasts several marinas that cater to the needs of boaters, providing fueling stations, boat repairs, and other essential services. Whether visitors have their own boats or rent from nearby marinas, there are ample opportunities to explore the lake's vast expanse and take in the breathtaking scenery.

For water sports enthusiasts, Greers Ferry Lake offers plenty of options to enjoy the water to the fullest. From water skiing and wakeboarding to tubing and jet skiing, there's no shortage of excitement on the lake's calm waters.

Boat launch ramps are conveniently located around Greers Ferry Lake, providing easy access for boaters to get their vessels onto the water. The well-maintained ramps make it a breeze to launch boats and begin the day's adventure on the lake.

Visitors to Greers Ferry Lake can find various rental boats available, allowing them to experience the joys of boating even without owning a boat. Rental options typically include pontoons, kayaks, and canoes, offering versatility for different preferences and group sizes.

The nearby cities of Heber Springs and Fairfield Bay offer amenities and accommodations for those visiting Greers Ferry Lake. Travelers can explore charming towns with local dining options, shopping, and cultural attractions.

The boating season at Greers Ferry Lake typically spans from spring to fall, coinciding with pleasant weather and providing optimal conditions for boating and water-based activities. During this time, fishing enthusiasts can indulge in fantastic fishing opportunities, as the lake is known for its thriving populations of bass, crappie, and catfish.

Camping opportunities abound around Greers Ferry Lake, with numerous campgrounds nestled along the shoreline. Camping allows visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the lake's surroundings and enjoy nights under the stars, creating memorable experiences with friends and family.

Greers Ferry Lake is a haven for boating and outdoor activities, offering a delightful escape into nature's wonders. With its stunning landscapes, water sports, and recreational activities, Greers Ferry Lake provides a refreshing retreat in the heart of Arkansas.

Boating, camping and fishing.

Beautiful, clean, clear waters of Greers Ferry Lake create an appeal to boating and fishing enthusiasts. While boating around these 32,000 acres, anglers can explore over 340 miles of shoreline and a vast array of structure and cover. Use one of the convenient boat ramps to launch your pleasure craft, fishing boat, sailboat, pontoon, canoe or kayak. Or, rent a boat from local boat rental shops. The lake has convenient marinas, stores, restaurants, camping and lodging. The reservoir is home to a wide variety of fish species. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to know that bass, hybrid stripers, walleye, trout, crappie, catfish, white bass and sunfish all reside here. Home to the state record for walleye and striped bass, the lake offers quality fishing year round.The lake is located in north-central Arkansas 80 miles north of Little Rock, with easy access from all directions.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES


John F. Kennedy Park Campground - 501 250-0481

Dam Site Campground - 501 362-5233

US ACE - Greers Ferry Campground - 501 362-2416

Devils Fork Recreation Area Campground - 501 825-8618

Clinton RV Park - 501 745-3778

Choctaw Park Campground - 501 745-8320

Greers Ferry Lake Map


Fish species found in Greers Ferry Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

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Local Contact Information

US ACE - Greers Ferry Campground
Heber Springs, AR 72543
501 362-2416

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