If you ve been considering lake homes for sale in Arkansas, pay serious attention to Greers Ferry Lake. Established in 1963, Greers Ferry Lake has been dubbed one of the cleanest lakes in the entire nation, and is the seventh most popular tourist destination in Arkansas. Similarly, the lake boasts some of the finest walleye fishing around, hosting several record-breaking catches. For these reasons, and so many more, Greers Ferry Lake is a recreation and outdoor retreat n
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If you’ve been considering lake homes for sale in Arkansas, pay serious attention to Greers Ferry Lake. Established in 1963, Greers Ferry Lake has been dubbed one of the cleanest lakes in the entire nation, and is the seventh most popular tourist destination in Arkansas. Similarly, the lake boasts some of the finest walleye fishing around, hosting several record-breaking catches. For these reasons, and so many more, Greers Ferry Lake is a recreation and outdoor retreat not to be missed!
Greers Ferry Lake features 276 miles of glorious unpolluted shoreline to meander and 31,500 acres of water surface to explore. The overall purity of the lake not only attracts recreation enthusiasts and swimmers, but also appeals to anglers in search of a good hunt and a healthy catch! The many tributaries from the Little Red River that feed into the lake support the growth of some of the largest walleye anywhere. A whopping 22 lb 11oz walleye caught in Greers Ferry Lake continues to hold the world record today. Other varieties of fish you’ll find include bream, crappie, and rainbow trout, along with largemouth, smallmouth, striped, and white bass. In fact, another lake record is held by a 27lb 5oz hybrid striped bass. With these statistics behind you, you’re sure to hunt down your next trophy fish in Greers Ferry Lake!
President John F. Kennedy proudly dedicated Greers Ferry Lake by noting its significance to the state and country as a whole. His recognition is a source of pride today, as lake goers and residents continue to revel in all the lake has to offer. Just as fishing is a year-round treat, there’s never a shortage of things to do on and off the water. Step outside your lakefront property and launch your motor boat, sail boat, raft, or kayak for a fun-filled day of making waves, or suit up for an underwater adventure scuba diving through the lake’s deeps – it’s said that a flooded ghost town still lies on the lake bottom. The splashes you create on Greers Ferry Lake fast become fond memories!
In addition to all the things you can do on the water, there’s plenty more to do on land. Lake homes for sale also enjoy access to Greers Ferry Lake’s two surrounding recreation trails: the Mossy Bluff and Buckeye Trail and the Sugar Loaf Mountain Island National Recreation Trail. Take to trails of another kind by golfing at any local course like Mountain Ranch, Lost Creek, and Tannenbaum Resort. These notable links combine the beauty of the scenery with the challenge of the landscape. If you’d like to live on a Greers Ferry Lake golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for property listings.
Head into neighboring Heber Springs and Fairfield Bay for all your big city conveniences, and don’t miss out on witnessing the “flaming fall revue” of autumn foliage around the lake. In fact, stay any time of year for an experience you’ll never forget!
Can you swim in the lake? Yes
Crystal clear, can scuba dive here
Average water level variance? 3 to 4 feet
Are they permitted? Yes
Are they permitted? Yes
Depth of Lake:
Heber Springs , fairfield bay Greers Ferry
Little rock 65
With around 32,500 acres of lake surface to accommodate boaters and fishermen, the fishing at the lake is good throughout most of the year. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has stocked every game fish native to the State of Arkansas.
Little Red River that flows out of the dam and tributes to producing some of the largest walley in the world. Fishermen associate Greers Ferry Lake with walleye fishing. A national walleye tournament is held on Greers Ferry Lake every year. The world record walleye weighing more than 22 pounds was caught here. The largemouth and smallmouth bass, the spotted or Kentucky bass, the striped bass/white bass hybrids, the lake trout, crappie and bream are all species found in the lake.
The new world's record hybrid bass weighing 27 pounds, 5 ounces was caught on Greers Ferry Lake by a local guide in April 1997. He fought the fish for 25 minutes. Jerry Shaum of Shirley knew he had a huge fish on the line. He held on until the battle was won. He was trolling in 45 feet of water.
The Little Red River feeds Greers Ferry Lake. A world-class fishery for brown trout and rainbow trout, the Little Red River produced another world record fish: a 40-pound, 4-ounce brown trout, in 1992, beating the earlier record catches of 28 to 29 pounds.
Burkes Guide Service
Heber Springs, Arkansas, 501-362-5502
Waterfowl Guide Service
501-362-0455, 417 Sunset Dr, Heber Springs, AR
Charley's Bait & Sports
501-362-5413, 3315 Highway 25B, Heber Springs, AR
501-362-3597, 659 Wilburn Rd, Heber Springs, AR
Trout Unlimited Guide Service
501-362-3190, 549 Little Dunham Dr, Heber Springs, AR
Woody's Bait & Tackle
501-745-2753, Highway 65 S, Choctaw, AR
Cutthroat Fly Fishers, Dennis Barton's Guide Service
201 E. Main, Heber Springs, AR 72543, 501-362-2192
Guidin' Right, RX for Fly Fishing
Sam Hazel, Guide & Instructor, Heber Springs, AR, 888-233-7931or 501-362-1665
Lacey's Narrows Marina
501-825-6214, Highway 16 & the Narrows Brg, Greers Ferry, AR 72067
501-825-6237, 1350 Shiloh Rd, Greers Ferry, AR 72067-9513
Sugar-Mill Boat RV & Mini
501-825-8862, 29 Mill Creek Rd, Greers Ferry, AR 72067-9221
C & J Mini-Storage Boat & RV
501-825-8233, 42 Achy Breaky Ln, Greers Ferry, AR 72067-9792
Heart of the Lake Boat Service
501-825-7065, 24 Shiloh Rd, Greers Ferry, AR 72067-9500
Camp Bear Track
501-825-8222, 295 Prim Rd, Greers Ferry, AR 72067
Golden Pond RV Park
501-723-8212, Highways 16 & 330, Shirley, AR
River Ranch Resort
501-362-9003, 630 River Ranch Resort Rd, Heber Springs, AR
Local Area Businesses
Mountain Ranch Golf Club
501-884-3400, 820 Lost Creek Pkwy, Fairfield Bay, AR
Fairfield Bay Indian Hills Golf Club
501-884-3852, 1008 Sneed, Fairfield Bay, AR
R 5 Arena & Riding Stables
501-723-8204, Shirley, AR