Greers Ferry Lake is a clear 31,500-acre, record-setting fishing paradise and water sports destination in the Ozark Mountain foothills. Resorts, parks, campgrounds, hiking and horseback riding trails, and golf courses offer views of the lake and mountains. The view from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain, an island peak in the middle of the lake, is worth the hike. Fall is a beautiful time to visit.
Anglers come to Greers Ferry Lake in search of the next world record catch. State- and world-record hybrid bass and walleye have been caught here. The Little Red River that feeds Greers Ferry is full of trout and has its own world record fish stories. Moderate weather allows for fishing and fishing tournaments through all seasons. Fishing guides, outfitters and boat rentals are available in the towns around the lake.
During the spring and summer Greers Ferry caters to water sports enthusiasts. The lake comes alive with recreational vehicles, sailing boats and houseboats. Parasailing, skiing, swimming and scuba diving are popular.
Greers Ferry Lake is located 65 miles north of Little Rock between Clinton and Heber Springs in the north central section of the state. It is accessible via U.S. Highway 65 and State Highway 5. Heber Springs, Clinton and other small communities around the lake offer lodging. Resorts, bed and breakfast, cabins and national hotel chains are available.