The fact that Heber Springs Arkansas is situated so close to Greers Ferry Lake
and the Little Red River has a lot to do with its popularity as a vacation destination.
In addition to proximity these great water-related attractions in Heber Springs,
the city also boasts downtown galleries, shops, and restaurants that can help
you fill your down time with fun things
to do. On the last Saturday of every month, the local galleries and shops
keep their doors open until 8 p.m. for the city's "gallery walks." Live music
and hors d'oeuvres are featured during the gallery walks, lending to the charming
atmosphere. A number of larger events can also be enjoyed during a Heber Springs
vacation, and they include Springfest, which features a more comprehensive Art
Walk and a Taste of Heber foodfest among its celebrations.
You don't have to plan your Heber Springs vacation around a special festival or event to ensure that there will be things to do. The natural attractions in Heber Springs encourage a number of fun outdoor activities, and fishing is among the most popular. Walleye and striped bass are among the fish that you can expect to catch when patrolling the waters of Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River. You might be interested to know that these water sources were the sites for world-record catches for both of these species of fish. The Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery is one of the attractions in Heber Springs that anglers won't want to miss, and free tours are offered if you're interested. If fishing isn't exactly your thing, you might look to go scuba diving in Greers Ferry Lake, and boating or canoeing is possible as well. There are a myriad of ways to enjoy the Arkansas lakes, and simply enjoying the scenic views is enough for some people.
Hiking is another popular outdoor activity in and around Heber Springs Arkansas, and if you're looking to hike to one of the best lookout points in the Ozark Mountains, then the Sugar Loaf Mountain National Recreational Trail is the trail for you. This trail, which can be found on an uninhabited island in Greers Ferry Lake tops out on a rocky summit that provides amazing views. You'll have to take a boat to the island on which the trail is found, and you might even hop out and enjoy a swim along the way. Since Greers Ferry Lake attracts so many visitors, you find some nice resorts on its shores. These resorts are among the top Heber Springs hotels, which is due largely in part to their locations. Vacationers who stay at one of the resorts here can easily access golf courses, nature trails, tennis courts, and the wooded shores of the lake, which is why they are as popular as they are.
While staying at an area resort will be the ideal lodging situation for some, others will prefer to see what the local campgrounds have to offer. Camping in Arkansas is a joy for any nature enthusiast, and if you prefer a little more in the way of creature comforts, you can also look to rent a cabin or a cottage. Some of the cottages and cabins in Arkansas can be full of amenities, and they are often cheaper than you might originally think. Getting back to the attractions in Heber Springs, the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is a top tourist draw, and you'll find it on the western end of the dam at Greers Ferry Lake. The Greers Ferry Lake Dam was part of a $46.5 million project that was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. You can learn all about the dam and the local rivers and lakes at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, which features some terrific exhibits.
A Heber Springs vacation can mean many different things, though it's the outdoor
recreational opportunities that attract most visitors. When you're not fishing,
swimming, boating, camping,
hiking, or even golfing here,
you might just hop in the car and enjoy a scenic drive. Perhaps you'll be interested
in heading north to check out Mountain
View, which is another terrific north-central Arkansas destination. The
capital city of Little Rock
is only about an hour's drive away if you want to head there for a look. It
might be hard to tear yourself away from Heber Springs Arkansas during your
visit, however, as there's already so much here to enjoy.