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News: September 17 marks end of summer for Greers Ferry Lake

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HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – Fall is quickly approaching and with it the end of the summer recreation season at Greers Ferry Lake. There are still several days to enjoy all that the lake has to offer. Cooler temperatures reduce traffic allowing visitors to take advantage of many recreational opportunities with a more relaxing approach.

As the recreation season winds down, so does the number of available campsites at Greers Ferry Lake. Many of our parks will end services Sept. 17. Due to low lake levels some of our boat ramps will be closed until we receive enough rain to open them back up. If the dry weather event continues and lake levels continue to fall, more boat ramps could be closed for safety reasons.

Park Camp Loops Open Boat Ramps Open
Cherokee Closed Open
Choctaw B, D1 – 13 Open
Cove Creek Closed Open
Dam Site H, M, N Open *
Devils Fork A, B Open
Heber Springs Closed Open
Hill Creek B Open
John F. Kennedy A, B, C, D Open
Mill Creek Closed Closes Dec. 1*
Narrows A Open
Old 25 Closed Road End only
Shiloh Closed Open *
Sugar Loaf C, D Open

Boat ramps marked with an * are either currently closed or may closed due to low lake levels, but will reopen as the lake rise to appropriate levels.

For those of you who like to plan ahead, it’s not too early to start making plans for next year. The 2013 reservation season begins on May 15 for all of the parks at Greers Ferry Lake with the exception of JFK Park opening April 15. Camping we be limited to a first come, first serve basis outside of those dates. Since reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, it is easy to insure your favorite campsite is reserved for the busy holiday weekends.

To ensure a developed campsite will be available upon your arrival, call the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the website at and make your reservations in advance.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at!/usacelittlerock.

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Date Taken:09.11.2012

Date Posted:09.11.2012 09:38


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It was 1963, and the residents of a small Arkansas town nestled at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains were eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the most important persons on earth.

President John F. Kennedy was set to address the people of Heber Springs, Ark., and thousands of others who would converge on the small town to hear him speak at the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam October 3.


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