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Established Camping

Heber Springs

About

State Park

Greers Ferry Lake

Overview

Heber Springs Park is located on Greers Ferry Lake in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas. The environment provides the ideal location for family camping, fishing, boating and hiking.

Recreation

Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving, and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area's three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose, fitness trail.The William Carl Garner Visitor Center is just west of the dam, with exhibits, 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.

Facilities

Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving, and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area's three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose, fitness trail.The William Carl Garner Visitor Center is just west of the dam, with exhibits, 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.

Natural Features

Greers Ferry Lake is known for it's deep, clean waters. The visibility is so clear, scuba diving is a popular pastime.A dense mix of red cedar, black gum, red oak, elm, pecan and sweet gum trees forest the area, providing shade in the summer months and beautiful fall color in autumn. Wildlife is plentiful around Greers Ferry Lake. Visitors commonly see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and a wide variety of birds.

Nearby Attractions

With over 30,000 acres of water surface, the lake serves as a playground for all kinds of water sports. Eighteen parks around the shoreline provide modern campgrounds, boat ramps, swim areas and marinas.

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For local information, please call (501) 250-0485 or call (501) 362-2416 for general information.

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Location

Heber Springs is located in Arkansas

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Heber Springs, AR, travel 2 miles west on SR-110, then .5 miles north on the paved access road. Follow signs to campground.

Address

89 PARK ROAD
Heber springs, AR 72543

Coordinates

35.5038889 N
92.0663889 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Fair
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Unknown

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

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12 Reviews

352croom
Reviewed May. 9, 2022

Quiet Campground

Nice campground, but not big rig friendly due to unlevel sites. Camp host was great in trying to accommodate us. Had place to ourselves during the week. Weekends busy with locals.

SiteA06
Month of VisitJune
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2021

Uptown Downtown

Heber Springs Campground is basically in down town Heber Springs.

  • Open mid March - October 31
  • 97 sites with electric
  • 50 amp service available 
  • 35 non electric
  • Reservations accepted
  • HUGE boat launch with massive parking
  • drinking water
  • dump station
  • general store
  • marina
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • flush toilets
  • showers
  • Address:  89 Park Road, Heber Springs, AR  72543

Directions from Heber Springs go 2.5 miles west on SR 110, then north 1/2 mile north to park entrance.  If you put in the address, at least with our gps it did not take you to the park gate, just keep going.

Wide well paved streets and well maintained.  Grass was manicured and general upkeep being done.  Very nice playground for children ages 5 - 12 with recommended adult supervision.  Large clean bath houses.  Sites are wooded with pads being maintained with most being level.  A lot of beautiful water sites and people were able to tether boats at site.  Not sure if they are able to leave them in the water overnight.  Most of the sites are sites that I would call "Double Sites.  There is a massive boat launch area.  One of the largest I have seen and an equally large parking area for vehicles and boat trailers.  The lake encompasses 30,000 acres of crystal clear water.  The state of Arkansas is known as "The Natural State" and what better example than here.

The town of Heber Springs has so much to offer and this campground is just a part of the package.  While on the lake you have so many options on the lake, fishing, pontoon boats, kayaks, SUP, skiing, scuba diving and the list goes on.  If you plan to fish take your pick, walleye, bass, crappie, catfish, and trout.  Fly fish or cast, I'm sure you can even pole fish if you want.  Fishing tournaments are held through out the year.  Guide or private, kayak or boat.  Take your pick.  

Not only are you able to enjoy the water but you will be able to find many other pursuits to keep you busy.

  • Golfing  You will find a championship 18 hole golf course which is reported to be the prettiest in Arkansas.  There is a country club with a course and there is even a 18 hole disc golf course.
  • Restaurants abound so you will be able to find just about anything to suit all taste buds.
  • Hiking  you will find the Buckeye National Nature Trail, downstream from the dam  The Collins Creek located at the Collins Creek Recreation Area.  The Josh Park Memorial Trail located at the Dam Site Park.  Mossy Bluff National Nature Trail which follows a beautiful wooded bluff over looking the Little Red River below the dam.  On this trail you will see two different types of trees that have grown together and Arkansas even has their version of a "balanced rock".  The Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail is accessible by boat from Highway 337 at the Sugar Loaf Recreation Area
  • If you are lucky enough to be in the area during the colder months you must check out the Majestic Trumpter Swans.  They return back to the area every year with their numbers growing.  It is quite a sight to see and hear.  Ask a local about the trumpter swans and they will be able to tell you how to get out to Magness Lake which is east of Heber Springs.  They return to Magness Lake which is a 30 acre oxbow lake near the Little Red.  This truly is an amazing sight as this is the largest population of trumpter swans in the southeast United States.  Birding is alive and well in this area and keep a lookout for the truly majestic bald eagle.
  • Another little tidbit is that Heber Springs was know as the location of a health spa.  In a small city park you can still find the remains of "Seven Natural Springs.  Names given to the springs White Sulfphur, Arsenic Chaybeate, Iron Freestone, Red Sulphur, Saltpeter Magnesium Powder, Eye Spring and Black Sulphur.  The springs have been capped but some still produce and remain in use.

So laid back or active you will find it in the Greers Ferry Heber Springs area.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by N I., July 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by N I., July 30, 2021
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by N I., July 30, 2021
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H
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2021

Clean and nice.

One of our favorite places to go for a quick close trip.

Arkansas F.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2020

Great Lake!

This is a perfect place on the lake. Out of the way, but still very close to stores and restaurants.

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  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Arkansas F., October 1, 2020
Donny S.
Reviewed May. 23, 2020

Great Family Spot

I often distinguish in my reviews the places I find preferable for families and those I think are better for people with no kids. I didn’t think about this until I started camping with my 3 boys, all currently under 4. Greers Ferry Lake is one of those places. However, as I said in a review of “Heber Springs,” if I’m reviewing campgrounds here, it isn’t accurate to review “Greers Ferry Lake.” Instead, you would probably be camping at Devil’s Fork Rec Area, Dam Site Rec Area & Campground, Sugar Loaf Campground (in Higden, AR), or Cove Creek Rec Area & Campground (in Quitman, AR). I’ll review those separately; reviewing “Greers Ferry Lake” for prospective campers isn’t all that helpful, in my view.
Despite that, I’ll just say that I love the town of Heber Springs which is located on the Lake. It may be because I have so many memories in Heber from my time in college so I should drop that disclaimer. I also love Sugar Loaf; there’s some great hiking and views. As for Greers Ferry generally, the lake is north of the dam on the Little Red River. There is a ton to do on the lake from fishing, boating/skiing, swimming, etc and it’s a very, very clean lake. The Dam Site Marina has boat rentals, tackle, etc and it’s really nice. For anyone who likes to or is planning on doing a lot of water activities on their trip, the [area around Greers Ferry Lake] is definitely a great spot for anyone wanting to camp with a family due to the lake’s proximity to civilization (ie WalMart) if you need it, activities, amenities, and cleanliness. Plan a trip.

  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
Donny S.
Reviewed May. 23, 2020

Beautiful All Year - Can’t Miss

I spent many years in Arkansas while completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees, and I frequently visit as I live in NE Oklahoma. Heber, as we called it, was only about 40 minutes from the university and it was a frequent hot spot for all of us in the spring and fall. It isn’t all that accurate to say “Heber” is the location for camping. Instead, Heber is a small community about 60 miles north of Little Rock on Greers Ferry Lake. The lake is NW of the Little Red River Dam, which is likewise NW of Sugar Loaf Mt (also a great place for hiking). There are several campgrounds all around the lake, but one of the most popular is the Dam Site Campground. I say that to say, since this is a site for campground reviews, any “review” of camping at Heber Springs isn’t accurate. Instead you want to look for reviews on the Dam Site Campground, the Narrows, Cove Creek or the Red River Trout Dock. Nevertheless, I have tons of memories at Heber and the way I describe it to people is this: it looks like God stepped on a mountain, leaving a huge foot print, then filled it with water. Since the lake “shore” is largely straight rock face, this is the best way I can describe it. The water is beautiful. There is tremendous fishing and floating just below the dam on the Red River. It’s absolutely worth a trip - hands down. It’s also a place where you could plan a week long trip. Plenty to do, see, eat, etc. If you care, I think it may be one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen in the fall. So to me, I’d go in the fall or late spring. Lastly, and my favorite, since there are cliffs everywhere around the lake, one of the favorite past times of students is to cliff jump. There are cliffs of various heights all around the lake, but there is one in particular that’s right at or just over 100 ft. It’s a right of passage at the university I attended. Fun times. Go; it won’t disappoint

  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Donny S., May 23, 2020
Gary G.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2019

Heber springs

This was a last minute change of plans after being flooded out of River site. Very helpful and friendly attendants. We had a great time with family taking 3 sites. Stayed 4 nights with no problems.

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Month of VisitJuly
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Gary G., June 5, 2019
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Gary G., June 5, 2019
K
Reviewed May. 25, 2019

Old Hwy 25

Electric but no site water and dump stations. Beautiful view from site 16/18/20. Very shaded.

Myra P.
Reviewed May. 5, 2018

Heber Springs weekend

Spend a week here with friends and my fur baby. We went kayaking around the point and took great pictures . We had suppers on the open fire and had roasted marshmallows . Spend our days exploring the area . Done a little fishing. Clean restrooms and showers. Will stay here again.

SiteF06
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Myra P., May 5, 2018
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Myra P., May 5, 2018
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by Myra P., May 5, 2018
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K
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

Greers Ferry Lake

Awesome big lake with swimming and cliff jumping and boating. We met some people scuba diving in the lake, sounds like a lot of fun. The campground is also big though still pretty simple with just showers, playground, and shorelines, though there is a nature center up near the dam. Some of the camp sites are on the lake and some are pretty sandwiched together, but it’s a nice place overall, clean for how much traffic there is.

W
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2016

Heber

Great place to get away and have a good family week/weekend great Cliffs to jump off of and places to walk trails and see wonderful thing very friendly community

  • Review photo of Heber Springs by William F., July 8, 2016
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by William F., July 8, 2016
  • Review photo of Heber Springs by William F., July 8, 2016
Jess K.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2016

Nice camping and lake fun

This is a nice place for camping and playing in the lake. It can get noisy on the weekend, so bring ear plugs! Most sites are nice and shady with plenty of trees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Heber Springs?

Camping at Heber Springs can cost between $20.00 and $24.00 depending on the site.

Does Heber Springs have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Heber Springs has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Heber Springs?

Heber Springs allows vehicles up to 99 feet.

Are fires allowed at Heber Springs?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Heber Springs, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Heber Springs have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Heber Springs does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Heber Springs?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is unknown, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is unknown.

How hard is it to get a campsite at Heber Springs?

Some campers book as far as 6 months in advance, so on high-demand weekends it can be very difficult to get a campsite at Heber Springs. If you want to get a last-minute campsite at Heber Springs, try setting up a text message Alert at TheDyrt.com/alerts

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