Lake Greeson

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Lake Greeson

Arkansas

(870) 285-2151

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Overview

Lake Greeson is one of three lakes located in southwest Arkansas within the Ouachita River Basin. The lake is located on the beautiful Little Missouri River in Pike County, Arkansas. Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1947 and 1950 as part of a flood control and hydropower project, the project is now used for recreation, water quality monitoring, water supply, conservation, and forestry, fish, and wildlife management. Each year millions of people utilize the many public parks, marinas, and campgrounds conveniently located around the lake to pursue a variety of outdoor recreational experiences.

Lake Greeson is a man-made lake and has the only all-concrete dam within the Vicksburg District. The lake is approximately 12 miles long and is surrounded by 15,842 acres of federally administered public lands. The project offers a wide array of recreational opportunities. Whether you choose to enjoy the clear water for boating or swimming, or you decide to take in the beauty of the land on one of the trails, you will appreciate and enjoy your time at Lake Greeson.

Map of Lake Greeson

Latitude, Longitude: 34.241958, -93.749724

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boating is an activity enjoyed by many of the visitors at Lake Greeson. The beautiful clear waters offer an excellent opportunity for many boating activities including water skiing, tubing, personal water craft, cruising, and fishing. There are eight boat ramps located around the lake for easy launching of boats.

  • Bicycling

    Bicyclists can enjoy The Bear Creek Cycle Trail. The trail allows riders to view 20 miles of breathtaking beauty that Lake Greeson has to offer. The journey takes the rider across rocky hills, through pine forests and colorful hardwoods, which accent the shoreline.

  • Camping

    At Lake Greeson, one of the most popular outdoor recreation activities is camping. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 11 campgrounds at Lake Greeson with a total of 408 campsites. Many of these campgrounds feature amenities such as restrooms, showers, boat ramps, sanitary disposal stations, playgrounds, electric and water hook-ups, and swimming areas. Four of the campgrounds feature contract park attendants who register incoming campers, provide information, and ensure the campground is operated to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience for all visitors.

  • Fishing

    Lake Greeson is recognized for its rich variety of game fish, which include such species as large mouth, stripped, spotted, small mouth, and white bass, flathead and channel catfish, black and white crappie, walleye, and blue gill. The tail waters of the Little Missouri River below the dam support a healthy population of rainbow trout and small mouth bass.

  • Hiking

    Lake Greeson offers 30 miles of walking, nature, and cycling trails for public use. The Parker Creek Recreation Area allows you to experience a little piece of history as you walk the Cinnabar Mine Nature Trail. Mining activities were booming in the area during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Cinnabar Mine is an interesting part of history for the area.

  • Historic Sites

    The Parker Creek Recreation Area allows you to experience a little piece of history as you walk the Cinnabar Mine Nature Trail. Mining activities were booming in the area during the late 1930s and early 1940s. The Cinnabar Mine is an interesting part of history for the area.

  • Hunting

    The best opportunity for hunting near Lake Greeson lies within the Lake Greeson Wildlife Management Area. This area is made up of approximately 22,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser Company land, 11,000 acres of International Paper land, 1200 acres of Potlatch Forest Inc. land and 2000 acres of Corp of Engineer property. Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits are the primary game hunted.

  • Off Highway Vehicles

    In Daisy State Park, located on Lake Greeson , there is 31-mile Bear Creek Motorcycle Trail perfect for ATV enthusiasts.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic shelters are available at three parks on Lake Greeson. Picnic shelters are located at Riverside Area, Dam Area, and Self Creek Area. These shelters and day use areas are ideal for family reunions, birthday parties, church picnics, civic group meeting, company picnics, and other group outings.

  • RVing

    At Lake Greeson, one of the most popular outdoor recreation activities is camping. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages 11 campgrounds at Lake Greeson with a total of 408 campsites. Many of these campgrounds feature amenities such as restrooms, showers, boat ramps, sanitary disposal stations, playgrounds, electric and water hook-ups, and swimming areas. Four of the campgrounds feature contract park attendants who register incoming campers, provide information, and ensure the campground is operated to provide the safest, most enjoyable experience for all visitors.

  • Water Sports

    The six swimming areas with sandy beaches at Lake Greeson offer a great way to cool off on a hot summer afternoon.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(870) 285-2151

Campground reservations

(877) 444-6777

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