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John F Kennedy

22 Reviews


US Army Corps of Engineers

Greers Ferry Lake


John F. Kennedy Park is located on the Little Red River just downstream of Greers Ferry Dam in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas. In his last major appearance before his death, President John F. Kennedy stood on a flag-draped platform overlooking the just-completed Greers Ferry Dam and spoke of the prosperity the lake would bring to the region.Today, a million visitors flock yearly to the scenic waters for family camping, fishing, boating and hiking.


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.


This campground offers 68 sites with electrical hookups, 44 of which also have water hookups. Additional amenities include flush toilets, showers, a dump station, picnic shelter and a boat ramp.

Natural Features

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 colors 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. The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery, in Heber Springs, located below the dam, offers free tours. Built in 1965, the hatchery produces about one million rainbow trout a year for restocking the Little Red and other Arkansas streams.


For local information, please call (501) 250-0481 or call (501) 362-2416 for general information.

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22 Reviews

Chris D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2023

Quiet for the 4th of July Week

Spent the week starting July 4th here . A work /vacay trip . Enjoyed the cool breeze off the Little Red River . Caught a few trout for our must have trout tacos that makes every trip to a trout stream complete . Standard campsites for the area . Bathrooms and Shower were mostly clean . We stayed near the entrance across from the Hatchery and it’s much quieter here than in the back of the campground . Fairly large campsites .

Month of VisitAugust
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Ron H.
Reviewed May. 5, 2023

Great camping with grandson

Camped on the river Good patient Hey Wi-Fi service It was OK camp the way from the river during the day Would take grandson up to late for snorekling great trip

Month of VisitJuly
Mallory S.
Reviewed May. 18, 2022

Riverside camping

We had a nice spot along the road overlooking the river. The site was level and spacious. Cell service (Visible) was 1 bar and 2 using the signal booster. There is about a mile to bike inside the park so a nice 2 mile loop. Great river access for trout fishing. Aluminum can was the only recycling offered, garbage cans at each site. We didn’t have water hook up, some sites do. We’d probably stay in Loop D next time.

Month of VisitJune
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John F Kennedy is located in Arkansas

Detail location of campground


From Heber Springs, AR, take SR-25 north 4 miles, cross the dam, and turn right on the second road.


Heber springs, AR 72543


35.5159389 N
91.9964694 W

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