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John F. Kennedy Recreation Area & Campground

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Heber Springs
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Greers Ferry Dam, completed in December 1962, spans the Little Red River north of Heber Springs. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stocks the river with rainbow, brook and cut throat trout. The Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail is a 2-hour island hike with views of the surrounding lake and countryside from the summit, 540 feet above the water. The Mossy Bluff Nature Trail, downstream of the dam, meanders along a bluff overlooking the Little Red River & fish hatchery, & provides a view of the dam and lake. The Buckeye Trail is located adjacent to Mossy Bluff Trail & features a paved trail surface for persons unable to negotiate the rougher areas. The Josh Park Memorial Cross Country Trail meanders through a pine plantation & features several amenities at the trailhead.


John F. Kennedy Recreation Area & Campground
375 Hatchery Road
Heber Springs, AR 72543

GPS: N35.5162923 W91.9960035


Campground Details

  • Campsites:
    13 RV/Tent with W/E; 61 RV/Tent with E
  • Facilities:
    Flush toilets, playground, picnic shelter, showers, dump station, boat ramp, picnic sites. User's fee charged all year.
  • Attractions:
    Named for President John F. Kennedy, whose dedication of the Greers Ferry Dam was one of his last public appearances (Oct. 1963) before his assassination.