Greers Ferry Lake

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Greers Ferry Lake

Arkansas

(501) 362-2416

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Overview

Greers Ferry Dam stands at the foot of beautiful Round Mountain and in the shadow of Sugar Loaf Mountain. Numerous parks offer modern camping and recreational opportunities. Whether you enjoy boating, skiing, fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, or even scuba diving Greers Ferry Lake has an activity for you. Support facilities are located in 19 parks operated by the Corps of Engineers, Arkansas State Parks, local governments and a marina. These parks include 18 boat ramps, 11 campgrounds, 13 picnic shelters, 11 marinas, seven designated swim areas, and hundreds of miles of undeveloped shoreline. A visitor center just west of Greers Ferry Dam features restrooms, an information desk, exhibit area, auditorium, a children's touch table and a replica of the world record 40 lb. 4 oz. brown trout caught in the Little Red River downstream of the Center.

Map of Greers Ferry Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 35.549304, -92.198918

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Activities

  • Boating

    With over 30,000 surface acres of clear, blue water to explore, Greers Ferry has room for boaters, skiers and fishermen to enjoy. Fuel, supplies and services are available at nine marinas operated by private businesses. Twenty-two launch ramps provide access to those wishing to enjoy a day on the lake.

  • Camping

    Campgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers offer camping enthusiasts a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. Over 1,200 campsites, both electrical and non-electrical, are located in 13 parks situated to provide convenient access to most areas of the lake.

  • Fishing

    Greers Ferry is widely known as a record-producing fishery. The lake is currently home of the world record walleye (22lb. 11oz.) and state record hybrid, striped bass (27lb. 5 oz.). The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has stocked almost every game fish native to the state in the lake. The lake supports healthy populations of black basses (largemouth, smallmouth and spotted), bream, crappie, catfish, walleye, white bass, and hybrid striped bass. Whether you fish every day, once a month or once a year, Greers Ferry provides angling excitement all year long.

  • Hiking

    Greers Ferry is home to five hiking trails, three of which are National Nature Trails.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking facilities are available at many parks and are often located near playgrounds. Picnic shelters are ideal for family reunions, weddings, company picnics or civic organization gatherings. Many shelters afford scenic views of the lake. Shelters are located in all Corps of Engineers parks except Cherokee and Cove Creek.

  • RVing

    Campgrounds operated by the Corps of Engineers offer camping enthusiasts a wide variety of opportunities and experiences. Over 1,200 campsites, both electrical and non-electrical, are located in 13 parks situated to provide convenient access to most areas of the lake.

  • Water Sports

    Many parks offer designated swimming areas that are perfect spots to cool off on a sunny, summer day. These include Choctaw, Cove Creek, Dam Site, Devils Fork, Heber Springs, Hill Creek, Mill Creek, Old Highway 25, Shiloh and Sugar Loaf.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(501) 362-2416

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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