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Welcome Greers Ferry Lake Little Red River History Nature Golf Secret Finds Farms Antiques Four Counties Map Bonus Lake Map Area Events Van Buren County Fairfield Bay Cleburne County Heber Springs White County Searcy Woodruff County Facilities & Services Advertisers Treasure Hunt Camping

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TO GREERS FERRY LAKE & THE LITTLE RED RIVER

There is something magical about this area.

Perhaps it’s the long twisting roads throughout Van Buren and Cleburne

counties or the lush topography & beautiful bodies of water, or the rock

formations that tell a story with the petroglyphs and faces, or the 3 million plus year old sandstone bridge. Or, maybe it’s that unique view you’re

rewarded with after climbing to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, with a sky

so close and bold, it’s as if you could reach out, touch it and swirl it around a bit. Or, how about standing at the overlook at Bridal Veil Falls, a couple

just got engaged there last weekend, right in front of me. Or, stand on the banks of the River in Woodruff County, surrounded by historical buildings

while you watch a child catch their first fish. Or, the famous Little Red River, and let’s not forget the White River in White County, both are where great fisherman are born.

It’s all of this and more. So much more it would be impossible to tell

you about it within this space. And, even if I did tell you, it wouldn’t be the same. You’ve got to experience what it feels like. I promise you the air is different here, whether you’re cliff diving, motorcycle riding, swimming, kayaking, fishing, or hiking to the top of Sugar Loaf. When you get to

the top and take that first full breath, you’ll know exactly what it feels like. When you do, write me. I’d love to hear about it. See you at the top!

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Executive Director Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Tourism Association P.O. Box 1170, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088 (844) 9-EXPLORE Visitgreersferrylake.org Email: welcome@visitgreersferrylake.org

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Photography Credits for the GFL/LRRA Vacation Retirement and Relocation Guide go to: Debbi Brawley, Arkansas Parks and Tourism, Michelle Rohlman, Ron Phillips, Jeff Beer Photography and Gray Sky Photography. On The Cover: The view of Greers Ferry Lake from the bluffs of Edgemont, Arkansas.


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Greers Ferry Lake NATURE’S

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WATER PARK

Jump on in; the water is fine. When you come to Greers Ferry Lake,

the locals will tell you… just get out on the water, and “Let the lake be your guide.” Your perfect lake adventure might be a pool only you and the mallards share.

Or skiing along a serpentine branch ruffled by a speedboat’s wake. Or perhaps one of the sandy shores where streams of

laughter and chatter fill the air of a warm sunny day. So let the lake be your guide. Whether you’re searching for serenity or wanting to make a big splash, there’s plenty of lake to go around.

Greers Ferry is made up of two

Boating on Greers Ferry Lake, Photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

SPANNING 40,500 ACRES AND 460 MILES OF SHORELINE, A DAY ON GREERS FERRY LAKE IS FULL OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND PLENTY OF PLAY. RANKED AMONG THE CLEANEST, CLEAREST LAKES IN THE NATION, IT’S TIME TO …

WATER SPORTS – ON AND OFF THE WATER Wakeboard or ski and let the waves carry you away.

Kayak to Sugar Loaf Mountain and hike up Arkansas’ only

mountain island trail. Try a new sport like stand-up paddle

big bodies of water connected by a

boarding or motor across the lake and find a secret place all

open area of the lake on the south side.

who have taken the plunge say it’s exhilarating. The most

runners, fishing boats and houseboats

the Fairfield Bay Marina. Or kick up your heels on a sandy

“narrows.” “The Big Water” is the largest

your own. Cliff jumping is a sport for the thrill seeker. Those

Motor boats, pontoon boats, wave

popular points are at the Dam Site and Lynn’s Creek just past

share the waters. For a quieter ride,

beach and let the sun sink in.

waterskiing has always been popular.

Fall in Love with Fishing and Fun

Club and a professional slalom ski course

Ferry Lake is one of few places where you can fish for bass,

choose a canoe or kayak. Additionally, There is even a Heber Springs Water Ski by Sandy Beach in Heber Springs.

There’s fishing, of course. Record-breaking at that! Greers

walleye and trout all in the same day. Anglers will find superb fishing throughout the year. Some prime fishing holes are at Five Fingers, Vick’s Creek, Little Peter Creek, Johnson Hole, the Narrows area, Middle Fork and Devil’s Fork.

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HiddenGems ADVENTURE – ABOVE & BELOW THE WATER

Your inner Jacques Cousteau

will thrill to learn that Greers Ferry Lake has features beneath the

water’s surface! In 1962, the Greers Ferry Dam and Lake, authorized in

the Flood Control Act of 1938, came into

being. Farmers moved their production to

the higher ground and entire communities, such as Higden, began life anew. Grab a

map and let your fingers trace the paths of

submerged roads and railroads. You’ll also see where cemeteries, levees and other

structures are located - monuments to life before the lake was born. Adventurous

scuba divers may decide to plunge the depths to find submerged treasures, foundations and even a gas station!

Divers will also enjoy the stunning rock formations that hide below the water.

If staying above water is more your

style, try a canoe or kayak paddle in the early-morning mist to catch the sunrise,

or perhaps a leisurely pontoon cruise to

see the sunset. There’s something for every Sunset over Greers Ferry Lake Photo Courtesy of Debbi Brawley

moment of the day. It’s easy to lose yourself for an afternoon of good old-fashioned swimming or leisurely fishing along the

shoreline. Rent a pontoon or houseboat to find your own “party cove” or join a scenic cruise to take in the breathtaking scenery. For a higher-energy day, try a wave runner or ski boat. Find your own speed on Greers Ferry Lake.

Take a cruise around the 40,000 plus acres of the pristine Greers Ferry Lake.

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Greers Ferry Lake NATURE’S

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WATER PARK

See Enchanting Sights

Wonders wait for you to view

throughout the area. Take a hike off

Little Peter’s Creek and you’ll discover two waterfalls. With heavy rainfall,

they can get up to 10 feet, allowing

an experienced boater to go under it. You can get there in a kayak or canoe by launching from the boat access at Old Highway 25 Campground near

A number of small, intriguing

islands interrupt the open lake. The most

prominent is Sugar Loaf Mountain, which rises 500 feet from the water. Two islands close to each other are Goat Island and Scout Island, north of the Eden Isle

Marina. Cruising around Bird Island,

you’ll see steps and the foundation of a house. Perhaps even more exciting

are the 100,000+ purple martin birds

that roost here. This long, narrow island is located in the Big Water between

Eden Isle and Millers Point. Other islands in the lake include Boat Ridge, Eden Isle, Little Goat, Poker Hill and Taylor.

Underwater Treasures

At any time of your visit, imagine

what lies beneath the lake: a cemetery, Indian burial grounds, roads, a bridge,

railroad tracks and house foundations -

all submerged when the lake was created.

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Middle Fork on Greers Ferry Lake

Tumbling Shoals.

Coves and Creeks

If you prefer peace and quiet, dock at Five Fingers or Devil’s

Fork and seek out the shore or any of the small coves that dot

the area. Other boaters may pass by, but they’ll probably move on to claim their own spot. There are even private areas in the middle of the lake, where you can anchor down and go undisturbed all day.

For a more social destination, head for the unofficial

Party Cove 1 (on west side of lake) or Party Cove 2 (east side). Other festive gathering spots are found by word of mouth.

Lynn, Dave, Brush, Shiloh, Drip and Lazy are the names of but a few of the numerous coves along the lake.


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MARINAS ON THE LAKE Sailboats, house boats,

motor boats, ski boats and party barges all share the waters of

Greers Ferry Lake. Eight marinas offer a wide variety of boat and

equipment rentals, lake access,

and entertainment. Marinas are favorite

hangouts for jovial locals who love to give visitors their own “insider’s view” of the best fishin’ hole or swimming spot.

Fairfield Bay Marina, one of the largest

on the lake housing more than 400 slips and a break wall, rents pontoon, fishing

and ski boats, wave runners, kayaks and

stand-up paddleboards. Year-round, take the Sugar Loaf Mountain shuttle or Belle Eagle on Greers Ferry Lake

of the Bay Cruise. 501-884-6030.

Dam Site Marina, located near the

Dam Site Park just off state Hwy. 25 in

Heber Springs, offers rental of fabulous

party barges, wake boards, knee boards,

tubes, skis and life jackets. 501-362-2332. Furgerson’s Choctaw Marina has new

owners, a new store and some new highpowered pontoon boats to round out an impressive day of play. 24/7 dock-n-pay gas is a unique benefit. 501-745-2666.

Eden Isle Marina features the

interesting Goat Island, formerly

populated by … what else? Goats! Or drop an anchor at Bird Island

and Goss Cove. Be adventurous and

Explore breathtaking views of the lake from surrounding cliffs and trails.

get out and explore. 501-362-2232 Parasailing on Greers Ferry Lake

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Little Red River

AMERICA’S BLUE RIBBON STREAM

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THE LITTLE RED RIVER FLOWS LIKE OPEN HISTORY. FOR LOCALS, THE LITTLE RED IS A WAY OF LIFE; FOR EXPLORERS, IT’S A REFRESHING AND EXHILARATING JOURNEY.

The amazing Little Red River is well

known as one of the blue-ribbon trout streams of America, boasting record-

setting German brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. Emerging icy cold from

beneath the massive dam, this fly fishing

mecca, extends 32 miles from Greers Ferry Dam near Heber Springs to Pangburn,

eventually flowing into the White River. The river winds through a land marked

by rugged red bluffs, majestic hardwood hillsides and captivating bluffs. Enjoying

the scenery comes naturally when looking

Fishing on the Little Red River Photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

The Rhythm of River Life.

for the perfect fishing hole in wide or

A Fly Fishing Mecca

or off the island.

light tackle and small lures. Ultralight spinning rigs with two- to

narrow spots, weed beds, pools, shoals,

Although the Little Red offers an ideal

trout habitat, anglers can find healthy

populations of chain pickerel, spotted

and smallmouth bass, green and longear sunfish, rock bass, and bluegills.

There are a myriad of fishing guides

around the river, including those at Lobo

Landing Resort and Red River Trout Dock. Along the river, docks, resorts, marinas and outfitters dot the shoreline.

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There are a few secrets to share for your best catch yet. Use

four-pound line are most popular. In addition, most trout are taken on bait. Whole kernel corn, redworms, nightcrawlers,

waxworms, salmon eggs, and even cheese all take their share.

Chilling and Thrilling

Ready for the fun to begin? The Little Red is also ideal for

canoeing, bird watching or picnics. While floating, take a side trip up Canoe Creek or Wilburn Creek, which takes you near the Wilburn community. Buckeye and Mossy Bluff Trails

overlook the river, offering a variation on the abundance of

stunning vistas. If you dare, slip out of the canoe and into a fast-flowing riff – Woosh!


HiddenGems FISHERMAN’S DREAM – FROM ROD TO TABLE

“I used to stare at a computer

screen all day. Now I stare at the river,” proclaims Lowell Myers. Not too long ago, Lowell left “the rat race,” as he calls it, a

corporate job and a home on a

golf course to move into a fishing

cabin on the Little Red River. Now he lives his dream: trout fishing. Lowell gives back to the community

by serving on the board of directors

for Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River

Association and is president of the local chapter of Trout Unlimited.

He’s also a partner with Jeff Smith,

founder of LeLand’s Lures. Best known for

the Trout Magnet and the Crappie Magnet, LeLand’s Lures started in Searcy, Arkansas

and the company’s full line of products are

sold throughout the country and regionally in Walmart.

From Barnett access near Heber Springs

Little Red River

to the walk-in access at Cow Shoals, the

Little Red offers the fisherman’s dream. “It’s a great fly-fishing river,” says Lowell, “both wadeable and drift fishing.” When asked where’s the best place to catch the

abundant trout, Lowell’s eyes sparkle. “Come with me, and I’ll show you.”

Visit Lowell and his great team at sorelipemall.com.

Bring the whole family and come see what’s biting on the Little Red River.

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AMERICA’S BLUE RIBBON STREAM

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Drawn to the River

Floating the river is a right of passage

for many in Arkansas. Because life is always flowing, and ever changing.

Paddling on a warm sunny day, bringing

nothing but your best friend and a fishing pole. Floating aimlessly and pulling over

on a riff to wade out into the cold, flowing river. Nothing better.

Casual floaters can ease along,

stopping at their pleasure, and partaking in the peaceful pace of river life. The

scenery resembles an impressionistic the river. The view becomes sharper

as the day goes on, and changes again

as the sun sinks slowly. Canoers have the

option of fishing, stopping on a shoal and cooking their catch. A few minutes on the shore can result in a relaxing feel that will last for hours. The soothing sound of the moving water cannot be replicated.

An Adventurous Challenge

The first few miles of river below

Greers Ferry Dam are strewn with

The Little Red River

painting with a soft mist hovering over

Caring for the River

Coming in droves to take part in the Annual Greers Ferry

Lake/Little Red River Cleanup held every year the Saturday after Labor Day, volunteers keep the waters one of the cleanest in Arkansas.

boulders, making a challenging float for

Settle in and Stay

are running. But real adventure-seekers

cabins to resorts. But even the resorts focus on the river. Make

and Shirley, where a 30-mile stretch runs

Kennedy Campground, just downstream of Greers Ferry Dam.

terrain, including a sharp fall and rapids.

located on the Little Red beyond Sugar Loaf Mountain. Other

paddlers, especially when the generators

There are a variety of places to stay, from campgrounds to

are drawn to the river between Leslie

camping part of the trip. Try Swinging Bridge Resort or John F.

through some of the state’s most rugged

For some modern amenities, seek a cabin at Fat Possum Hollow, cabins can be found at Red River Trout Dock and Lobo Landing

Resort. More important than deciding where to stay, is deciding when to go. Why wait? The time is now!

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HiddenGems

GREERS FERRY NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY Along its banks, grandfathers

teach their grandchildren fly-

fishing as generations float on

with the current. The stream of life continues. Just as the river is a rite of passage for locals,

adventurers pass on their experiences to the rest of the family and invite them on return trips.

Located below the Greers Ferry Dam,

the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery produces rainbow trout for restocking the Little Red River and other dams in

Arkansas, Oklahoma and neighboring

states. It provides approximately 707,000 Kayaking

rainbow trout and 60,000 brook trout

annually—about 199,000 pounds of fish each year.

Playing a vital role in fishing resources,

the hatchery has been serving since 1965 to provide the provisions for Arkansas waters. Essential to the life and leisure of the area, the hatchery ensures that everyone is able to experience fantastic fishing.

The national hatchery has a positive

financial impact with $95 going back into the economy for every $1 of hatchery

operational budget spent. Visitors can get

a close-up look of the hatchery with self-guided tours and an aquarium. Visit www.fws.gov/greersferry for more information.

Cast your line and you just might catch a beautiful day on the river.

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World-Class Trout Fishing

The first few miles of river below the Little Red River is a world-renowned trout

fishing paradise. Below Greers Ferry Dam, the Little Red River tailwater extends Brown Trout

for 32 miles and boasts record-setting German brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. The Little Red River is popular among professional anglers and casual fishermen alike. Along the river, resorts, marinas and outfitters offer

professional guide services, boat rentals, overnight accommodations and more. Campgrounds are also available in the area for the ultimate outdoor adventure. Rainbow Trout

Brook Trout

POWER GENERATION PERIODS: Call (501) 362-5150 for generation schedules. ACCESS: Free boat launching at Game and Fish areas at Winkley Bridge (Barnett access). Lobo access (adjacent to trout dock), Dripping Springs (adjacent to trout dock) and Ramsey access east of Pangburn. Poor access to river where highways bridge the river. Most private land with access is posted. Free ramp also below dam near trout hatchery. All boat docks have campsites available for a small fee. No camping at public access areas. REGULATIONS: See the current Arkansas Fishing Regulations booklet published by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission for ­complete de­tails on fishing regulations for the Little Red River and Greers Ferry Lake.

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LICENSES: Resident and non-resident, as well as trout permits, available at all trout docks.

285 Ferguson Rd. Heber Springs, AR 72543

(501) 362-2197

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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT FOR DEBBI BRAWLEY She’s a dream maker, avid

photographer, hiker, mother, friend, neighbor, real estate

broker and, oh yes, skydiver. When we began our quest to

make this magazine the best it had ever been, full of experiences and information that make you quickly

Google “Greers Ferry Lake or Little Red

River,” we soon realized that we needed

some way to show the beauty of this area

in an authentic light. Enter Debbi Brawley.

You will see her photos from cover to cover. These are not from an assignment editor, but are real, beautifully stunning places where she’s been – many times.

Debbi’s message is it’s never too late

to find your balance and passion. Several

years ago, she discovered skydiving when

she celebrated her birthday with a tandem skydive. She knew before her feet touched the ground she

belonged in the sky. The thrill of

the jump, the sights and sounds, the power of the wind, and the required physical and mental focus all came into play in

renewing her love for life. All this

“Our lake, and the people who live on it, are the best anywhere. Where the simple things - family, good food, the great outdoors, laughter - are what matter the most. And the only sound at night under the blazing stars is the occasional hooting owl or croaking frog. People here believe in family and faith and each other.”

with her family right next to her. She and her daughter, Rachel, jump together as

much as possible. One memorable jump

was their very first jump together last year

on Mother’s Day weekend. And they plan to make it a tradition every Mother’s Day.

Mary Anne Gunter, friend of Debbi Brawley

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History

IN THE MAKING

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ONE OF THE FOREMOST RECREATIONAL AREAS IN THE STATE — GREERS FERRY DAM AND LAKE.

The First Settlers: Benedicts & Standlees

The 1811, New Madrid Earthquake left

Rebecca and John Benedict and their young son homeless and penniless in

Platton Rock, Missouri. Some 30 years earlier, Rebecca’s father had explored

Central Arkansas and identified suitable

land for homesteading. Seeking a better headed into Arkansas’ wilderness to find

the land Mr. Standlee had once traveled. They made their homes on 30 acres of land, a few miles below the mouth of Devil’s Fork on the Little Red River.

The Greer Family

Greers Ferry Dam was built at a spot

on the river known as Tumbling Shoals.

Greers Ferry Dam and Lake

life, John and his three brothers-in-law

The Dam’s Completion

Greers Ferry Dam and Lake were developed to abate the

It was here that William V. “Bud” Greer

critical need for flood control, but what resulted behind the

was typically named for the family that

foremost recreational areas in the state. To create the dam and

claim to the name Greers Ferry. In 1890,

many homes moved. The dam is on the Little Red River about

daughter carried on the ferry business

long, and rising 243 feet above the stream bed, the dam forms

the service.

with two hydroelectric generators of 48,000-kilowatt capacity

ran his ferry during the 1880s. A ferry

magnificent structure was a glistening lake and one of the

operated it, and so Arkansas first lay

lake, four towns were submerged, and 27 cemeteries and

Bud had a fatal fall, and his wife and

three miles northeast of Heber Springs. Measuring 1,704 feet

for a few more years before closing

a reservoir nearly 50 miles long and contains a powerhouse each. The dam construction also included authorization by Congress to build recreation areas around the reservoir

created by the dam. Today, there are 15 public parks around the lake with more than 1,200 campsites, plus picnic tables, grills, launch ramps and protected swimming areas.

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1812

Timeline

First Anglo-Americans settle in what is now Cleburne County.

1818

First river ferry begins operation on the Little Red.

1883

Cleburne County is the last of Arkansas’ 75 counties to be formed and is named after Confederate General Patrick Cleburne.

1938

Congress passes the Flood Control Act authorizing civil engineering projects for flood control measures through the United States Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies.

1954

Hydroelectric power generation is authorized.

1960

Greers Ferry Dam construction begins.

Oct. 3, 1963

DEDICATION OF THE DAM AT WHICH PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY GIVES AN IMPASSIONED SPEECH THAT IS TO BE HIS LAST.

1978

Greers Ferry Dam project is selected as the Corps of Engineers Project of the Year. Four nature trails – Sugarloaf Mountain, Buckeye, Mossy Bluff and Josh Park Memorial Trails – are all included in the National Trail System.

The Dedication & Opening

At the October 3, 1963 dedication, some 10,000 Arkansans

were present to marvel at the impressive structure and witness

history. It was JFK’s last public appearance before his fateful trip to Dallas. In his speech, he recognized the partnership between

the national government and state, noting the incredible benefit this dam is to Arkansas. “It serves as an example,” Kennedy said, “to the rest of the country of what we want to do to make it

1983

The William Carl Garner Visitor Center opens near the dam and tells the story of the Little Red River and dam development.

1984

Keep America Beautiful’s first National Public Lands Day launches using Greers Ferry annual day of shoreline cleanup as its model.

2013

50th Anniversary Dedication ceremony features remarks by President Bill Clinton.

possible for those who come after us to have a better life.”

50TH Anniversary Dedication

Held at the JFK Overlook just north of the dam, President

Clinton made remarks from the same podium used 50 years

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earlier by JFK in his dedication of Greers Ferry Dam.

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Nature

LOVER

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Explore the Natural 4 – Waters that is! Greers Ferry Lake

Miller’s Point on Pryor Mountain.

At 1,200 feet above sea level, you’ll see

a picturesque, panoramic view of Greers Ferry Lake. From the bluffs, gaze at the

opposite shoreline, Cove Creek, and get a glimpse of Eden Isle. On a clear day, the Narrows Bridge comes into focus.

Directions: Diamond Bluff Road to Miller Point Drive.

Irish Hills Road. End up at the water’s

edge, look to the west and watch the Little Red River flowing into the lake.

The Edgemont Bridge and the “Narrows” are off in the distance. Directions: south of Edgemont Road.

On the Little Red River

Barnett Access. You know the fishing’s

good here, because it’s where Howard “Rip” Collins caught his world-record

German brown trout. This area’s called

the “Swinging Bridge,” named after the

suspension bridge that collapsed in 1989. For a unique view of Sugarloaf Mountain, walk west to Winkley Shoals.

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Nipper Falls in Van Buren County, photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

KNOWN AS “THE NATURAL STATE” LONG BEFORE IT BECAME AN OFFICIAL NICKNAME IN 1995, THE SLOGAN IS A PERFECT FIT FOR ARKANSAS’ UNSURPASSED SCENERY.

On the White River

Augusta River Walk. From the bluffs, you get a bird’s eye

view of the snake-like White River where it takes a big turn. Walk or bike into the woods and over a pedestrian bridge that doubles as a fishing spot. Just off Second Street in downtown Augusta.

On the Cache River

Cache River National Wildlife Refuge. Home to some of

the largest remaining tracks of bottomland hardwood forest, this 67,000-acre refuge, located in northeast Arkansas, sees

more than 150,000 visitors annually and is noted as the most important wintering area for mallards on the continent.


HiddenGems TWICE AS SWEET SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN There are two Sugar Loaf

Mountains! Who knew? Clearing up the confusion once and for

all, the two are in the same area and provide scenic views and activities at each individual location. Hike them both! Sugarloaf’s name is believed to

have been given by early settlers, as the mountain’s top layers resembled loaves of unrefined sugar of the time.

Sugarloaf Mountain (aka land side)

stands nearly 700 feet above the valley, east of Heber Springs, overlooking the

Little Red River. This landlocked location provides perfect views of the sunrise or

sunset and is a popular location with three varying trails for hikers and climbers.

Trek the Summit trail to the top of this

sandstone sweet spot with a spectacular view of the river at your feet.

Sugar Loaf Mountain Island (aka lake

side), the only island mountain trail in

Collins Creek

Arkansas, rises 540 feet above Greers Ferry Lake and is accessible from Fairfield Bay

Marina by canoe, kayak or a scenic cruise. Designated as one of the nation’s first

historic scenic trails, blaze down a path that’s a piece of history with mountain-

forming rocks more than 300 million

years old. The nature trail is a 1.5-mile round trip hike that is rewarded with stunning panoramic views.

See the area from horseback on one of the equine accessible trails.

#Explorethe4 Bridge in Edgemont

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Nature

LOVER

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Breathe in the Beauty - Road & Trail Walk Railroad History Hiking Trail

on Ark. 16 in Shirley. A one-mile pathway follows the old roadbed of the historic

MN&A Railway. The trail is perfect for a

leisurely horseback ride or walk through

dense foliage with towering bluffs framing the view. The route traverses an old

railroad bridge high above the water guaranteed to leave you holding your breath!

extremely difficult 60-mile bike tour leaves from the intersection of Ark. 16 and 25 and goes through Drasco and Greers

Ferry before returning to its starting point. There is a great downhill slope into Heber Springs and three hard climbs on Ark. 16. White County Biking Tour. The

moderately difficult, 55-mile trail starts at the Searcy courthouse on Hwy. 36 and goes through Rosebud, Romance and back to Searcy.

Indian Falls Trail off West Cliff

Drive in Fairfield Bay. A quick, easy

scamper, this trail is just under a mile in

length with a beautiful path along the rim of Wild Horse Canyon. Two rock

formations and two waterfalls provide a perfect adventure to start your day. A bench can be your respite while the kiddos explore nearby.

John F. Kennedy Campground

Ride Around Greers Ferry Lake. This

Parks & Camping

What better way to discover nature than get out and live in it?

There are 15 public parks around Greers Ferry Lake with more than 1,200 campsites.

John F. Kennedy Recreation Area & Campground near

Greers Ferry Dam. Scenic views with a waterfall overlook. River camping.

Big Creek Natural Area near Wilburn. Features 200-foot

bluffs, two foot-trails and a diverse fish population.

Rex Hancock-Black Swamp Wildlife Management Area

on the Cache River in Augusta. A forested wetland complex, ideal for hunting and camping.

Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area in

Bald Knob. Explore the unique wetlands showcasing cypress tupelo brakes and mature bottomland hardwood trees.

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HiddenGems HIKE AND BIKE TO SCENIC ADVENTURES

You’ve heard of Stonehenge,

but have you heard of stone

spheres? Adventurers travel to

see these natural wonders created by geological processes that

began 300 million years ago. Boulders range in size from 1 to 4 feet, with one

boulder in the creek of Murphy Hollow, east of Prim, 12 feet in diameter! Some stones

barely peek out of the ground and others are completely split open revealing their

historical formation. Often seen from the road, the spectacular ones are best discovered by trail.

Visit the Mossy Bluff trail, a 1.6 mile

out-and-back from the Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. Hike along a

canyon rim; see lovely moss (hence the name), and a balanced rock caused by

“weathering.” At the end of the trail you’ll

be rewarded with a spectacular overlook

of the Little Red River and the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery.

Mountain Biking

Are you a cyclist who craves a challenge

with rewarding, spectacular views? Greers Ferry has a 60-mile loop gem for you.

Starting at the intersection of Ark. 16 and

25, go through Heber Springs, to Drasco,

Greers Ferry and back. A beautiful downhill slope will land you in Heber Springs, where you can stop for some bikefriendly refreshments.

Search out the sites during all seasons on the Cache River.

#Explorethe4 Caving

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Golf

BEAUTIFUL DRIVES AWAIT

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WITH TREE-LINED FAIRWAYS AND A SHIMMERING LAKE IN THE BACKGROUND, YOU’LL QUICKLY LEARN YOU’RE IN THE NATURAL STATE FOR A REASON. GREERS FERRY LAKE REGION IS A RECREATION HAVEN, AND GOLF IS A NATURAL COMPLEMENT TO THE FUN WATER PLAY.

Tannenbaum Golf Club

Arkansas’ Best Places to Play, this course is uniquely situated on a peninsula in

the pristine waters of Greers Ferry Lake.

The John Floyd design is one of the most challenging layouts in the state with

drastic changes in elevation from tee to

green. On the 12th hole, the drop is 130 feet straight downhill to a semi-island

green. Tannenbaum is a 10-acre proactive facility that has five sets of tees and

includes a driving range, putting and

chipping green, and practice bunker.

The Red Apple Inn & Country Club

This 18-hole championship golf course

in Heber Springs features panoramic

hilltop views of the lake as well as treelined corridors. Designed by architect Gary Panks, this course was rated as

one of the 50 most scenic in the country by Golf Digest. With the Little Red River nearby, Red Apple provides a great

opportunity to play and take a break for a little fishing. The Red Apple Inn offers

two restaurants, two outdoor pools, tennis courts, steam rooms and a whirlpool.

Mountain Ranch Golf Course, photo courtesy of Ron Phillips

Voted by Golf Digest as one of

TWO HOLES IN ONE AT FAIRFIELD BAY

Mountain Ranch Golf Club, located in the resort

community of Fairfield Bay, is rated as the #1 resort golf course in Arkansas, according to Golf Digest and Golflink. Known as the place where PGA pro John Daly hit the big leagues, it

comes as no surprise this is a “must play” course on the Natural State Golf Trail. Renowned architect Edmund Ault designed

the challenging layout with a par 5, 14th hole that presents an

80-foot drop from tee to fairway and a 15th hole that offers an

uphill 395-yard slope - considered by many to be the toughest hole in the state.

Indian Hills Golf Resort showcases natural surroundings of

lush trees, deep bunkers, small sloped greens, plus an historical Indian Rock Cave off the number 9 fairway. The signature hole is the par 3, 17th hole where players are challenged to hit

across a large ravine onto an elevated green. Hit that shot and you just might get that birdie!

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HiddenGems GRAB THOSE CLUBS AND LET’S GET STARTED. Bald Knob Country Club

Bald Knob (501) 724-3537 Par 72; 6,217 yards

The Course at River Oaks Searcy (501) 279-4653 Par 71; 6,197 yards Cypress Creek

Augusta (870) 347-3211 Par 71; 6,054 yards

Indian Hills Golf Resort

Fairfield Bay (501) 884-6018 Par 70; 5,734 yards

Mountain Ranch Golf Club*

Fairfield Bay (501) 884-3400 Par 72; 6,780 yards

Red Apple Inn and Country Club* Heber Springs (800) 733-2775 Par 71; 6,431 yards

Searcy Country Club

Searcy (501) 268-8577

Golfing on beautiful greens

Par 71; 6,161 yards

Tannenbaum Golf Club* Drasco (501) 362-5577 Par 36; 3,300 yards

Thunderbird Country Club

Heber Springs (501) 362-5200 Par 72; 4,788 yards

*Member of the Natural State Golf Trail

Enjoy the spectacular views on the Red Apple Inn course.

#Explorethe4 Pro Shop

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Secret Finds

IN TUCKED-AWAY PLACES

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• • • • • • • • • • • ••••

ANYONE CAN EXPLORE A DESTINATION; IT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO DISCOVER A SECRET FIND. CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND MEMORIES BY EXPLORING THESE LITTLE-KNOWN TREASURES AND YOU’LL HAVE PEOPLE AT HOME (AND EVEN THOSE NATIVE TO THE AREA) WONDERING,

“How did you find that?” 1: “Take a prayer, leave a prayer,”

invites the Irish Hills Road Sanctuary

in Edgemont. Pull off Ark. 110/16 and A stunning vista of Greers Ferry Lake

greets you, and you may feel inspired to open your arms wide as you inhale

the fresh mountain air in an impromptu moment of joy. Or you may sink onto a

bench as you relax for the first time in a while, allowing yourself a mini-vacation from everyday worries and burdens.

Walk among the stepping stones with

hand-carved quotes, and you may find a

saying that perfectly captures the moment. Open the oversized, ordinary-looking

mailbox to find extra ordinary poems,

meditations and prayers left by previous visitors, and supplies to write your own.

Nearby benches beckon you to sit, enjoy

the view, read others’ messages, compose one, meditate. No agenda, no time

schedule…just you, the mountain air

and a beautiful view. You’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.

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Longbow Resort in Prim

step into a place of peace and beauty.

Bonus Video

2: Named Arkansas’ “Garden of Eden” and described as a

“secluded, enchanted paradise” by Southern Living magazine, Longbow Resort in Prim is not to be missed. Nestled between

Greers Ferry Lake and Mountain View in the Ozarks, the resort spans two square miles and offers guests a setting like none other. Four remote cabins are architectural marvels, built in and among distinct settings.

3: The Savanna Nature Trail and Driving Tour in Scotland

feature a rare glimpse of post oak trees and wildlife in the

Ozarks. Located in the Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management

Area, be sure to take a half-mile walking trail tour or three-mile driving tour. Look for wild game such as deer, turkey, birds,

rabbits or even a few bear. Learn more about savannas and how fire is vital to their existence.


HiddenGems A SPECIAL GIFT

You may not know Ozark artist

Ellen Hobgood, but you may

recognize her work. She has been featured in Southern Living, and her Santa Claus paintings are

beloved and collected by people of all ages. Her work hangs in the

governor’s mansion in Little Rock and also

can be found in private collections all over the USA.

The Ellen Hobgood Gallery in Heber

Springs features fine art by Arkansas

artists and is the perfect place to pick

up a one-of-a-kind piece for you or friends and family. From jewelry to pottery to oil paintings, you’ll find something perfect. Chances are good that you’ll see Ellen painting in her in-house studio or, if

the weather is warm, on the sidewalk

outside the gallery. She may be barefoot! “I become grounded with the earth by shedding my shoes,” she says.

“And besides, I track less paint around.” Ellen’s laid back nature and warm spirit

The sunrise from Edgemont Photo courtesy of Gray Sky Photography

will draw you in instantly. She is not only an artist, but an advocate for her community and for causes such as autism. Her new

series “Spectrum Exposed” explores living

with autism. “Being diagnosed with autism

as an adult helped me to finally understand and accept myself,” Ellen muses. “What

had been confusing, disconnected pieces of my life fell into place. I want to inspire

others to connect with themselves and to live freely.”

Find a one-of-a-kind treasure at the Ellen Hobgood Gallery in Heber Springs.

#Explorethe4 Irish Hills Road Sanctuary

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Farm

TO TABLE

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR TO ENJOY LOCAL FOODS STRAIGHT FROM OUR FARMING NEIGHBORS.

Peebles Farm, Woodruff County

Nothing says harvest time like pumpkin

patches, hayrides and corn mazes. The

Peebles Farm goes beyond your typical

“pick your own” experience to offer a full educational and entertainment

destination. Delight in a farm animal

petting zoo, try your hand at picking

cotton, and learn more about where the

food we enjoy comes from. You can take and feel good knowing you are

supporting a family-owned and -operated farm. Katie and Dallas Peebles look forward to meeting you.

Cedar Rock Acres, Van Buren County If you’re looking for a sweet taste of

summer, look no further than the beauties from Cedar Rock Acres, featuring fresh

raspberries, strawberries, three varieties

of grapes and more. During peak season (generally the first week of May through

mid-September) you can find Cedar Rock fruits and vegetables at the Dirty Farmers Community Market on Main Street in

Clinton or at their own stand on the front porch of Scotland Gals & Guys Beauty

Salon in downtown Scotland. Joy and

Sheldon Sturtevant are “berry” happy to share the fruits of their labor!

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Farm to Table Dining

something home from the general store

3 Buddy’s Berry & Mushroom Farm, White County

What started as a hobby in 2007 has “mushroomed” into

a larger operation for David Owens and his two buddies, David Sullivan and Mark Wood. “Shiitakes have an earthy,

nutty taste,” Owens said. “They’re often

used as a meat substitute, and they have a lot of protein.” 3-Buddy’s Farm also grows tomatillos, watermelon and blackberries

and experiments with unusual items such as Chinese red noodle beans and Thai

golden round cantaloupe. Find David at

the Searcy Farmer’s Market in downtown

Searcy (open in April). He also welcomes visitors to the farm where you can buy direct.


HiddenGems

From Their Farm to Your Table LOCAL FARMERS SHARE THEIR

FAVORITE FARM-TO-TABLE DISHES.

TO GET THE COMPLETE RECIPES, GO TO VISITGREERSFERRYLAKE.ORG/RECIPES.

Baked Acorn Squash

“Plucking a fresh acorn squash right

from the garden and serving it piping

hot from the oven, there’s nothing like it.

Acorn squash are delicious and resemble the flavor of a pumpkin.”

– Dallas & Katie Peebles of Peebles Farm

Raspberry Dessert

“Sometimes the simplest is the most

delicious. An easy raspberry dessert says summer love with every bite. We like to

add a dollop of freshly whipped cream.” - Sheldon & Joy Sturtevant of Cedar Rock Acres

Grilled Shiitake Mushroom Caps “This is an old favorite because it

Honeysuckle Lane Cheese, Cleburne County

In 2004, a small family-owned dairy, was seeking ways to

sustain their business, and Honeysuckle Lane Cheese was

born. What makes this raw milk cheese special? The cows… Jersey cows. Bred with the most milk fat, Jersey cows offer

a rich-tasting cheese. The dairy only produces soft cheeses

– Colby and cheddars – which are vacuum packed immediately before aging for at least 60 days. Visitors are welcome for

farm tours and cheese-making demonstrations. Cheese can be purchased at the farm or at Ozark Natural Food at the top of Heber Mountain.

introduced me to Shiitake mushrooms.

Baste the mushroom cap with olive oil and place on the grill. With gills up, the flavor

stays in the cap and you’ll enjoy a wonderful mushroom with a texture much like meat.” - David Owens of 3-Buddy’s Mushroom and Berry Farm

So Many Cheeses

“There are so many delicious dishes that

use our cheese - pimento cheese spread

or chipotle chicken tortilla salad are some of our favorites. Personally? I love to eat it

right out of the package. You should try it!” – Ray Daley of Honeysuckle Lane Cheese

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Treasures

ANTIQUES & FLEA MARKETS

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IF DISCOVERING LITTLE TREASURES AND INCREDIBLE FINDS GETS YOU ALL GIDDY, THEN GET YOUR PROJECT LIST AND A FEW FRIENDS TOGETHER FOR AN ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET ADVENTURE WHERE YOU’RE SURE TO FIND THE UNIQUE, VINTAGE OR MODERN PIECE OF YOUR DREAMS.

Backyard Antiques, Van Buren County Clear some time and take a trip to

Clinton’s Backyard Antiques located off

Highway 65 South in Van Buren County.

Clinton’s largest consignment store and an adventure for antique shoppers,

Backyard Antiques is home to hundreds of booths, brimming with collectibles,

décor, books, movies, music and more. Open every day of the week, there’s

something any shopper is sure to find and enjoy in this big backyard.

The Pottery Shop in Clinton, photo courtesy of Michelle Rohlman

•••••

Bee’s Knees, White County

In the heart of Searcy, find favorites from antiques,

Tumbling Shoals Flea Market & Antiques, Cleburne County

handcrafted items and even cute clothing at The Bee’s Knees

Cleburne County and take a look

of unique creations and anything from classic treasures to

Flea Market and Antiques. Located just

a bite to eat, Daisy’s Lunchbox restaurant is conveniently

store is open every day but Tuesday and

specials for breakfast or lunch.

more than 40 booths to search through.

Sharon’s Plants and Things, Woodruff County

Head on to Tumbling Shoals in

Upscale Flea Market. Their huge building boasts hundreds

through treasures at the Tumbling Shoals

current trends. Better yet, if you search so long that you need

two miles north of Greers Ferry Dam, this

located within the store and serves up scrumptious daily

serves customers with a selection of

Fantastic furniture, colorful collectibles

and unusual finds are all over the shop, waiting for perusing and purchasing.

Stroll on to Sharon’s Plants and Things in Augusta and find

Woodruff County’s home for a variety of antiques and even

vegetation! Located at 106 North Second Street in Augusta, Sharon’s sells a selection of candles, dishes and jewelry and offers an opportunity for bridal registry. Plan to buy a lovely

plant that is full of gorgeous green and blooming blossoms.

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HiddenGems ANTIQUE WAREHOUSE OF ARKANSAS IN BOTKINBURG Get ready to be surprised.

Jaw dropping, jumping up and down surprised. “Who’d have

thought I’d find something like

this here,” you’ll exclaim as you enter the Antique Warehouse of Arkansas in Botkinburg.

Exquisite European antiques in Arkansas may sound a bit confusing, but they are quite a serious business in Van Buren County off Highway 65. Known for its

extensive inventory of antiques from all over, even Western Europe, you’ll find

90,000 square feet with five showrooms

and seven warehouses - one of the largest collections of fine antiques in the nation. More than 30 years ago, Arkansan

Don Keathley bought a wrecking yard

and transformed it into the sought-after

Antique Warehouse of today. Searching

and importing European products allows

Antique Warehouse to provide customers with the unique and rare one-of-a-kind pieces. Filled with thousands of finds, the warehouse is an invigorating

experience for antique lovers and Highway 65 visitors.

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Find the perfect piece for your collection at one of the local antique stores.

Stained glass at Antiques Warehouse.

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Phone 501-679-2600

Antique Warehouse

Van Buren

9256 Ar 65 Hwy No.

Botkinburg

501-745-5842

Backyard Antiques

Van Buren

144 Highway 65 South

Clinton

501-745-7170

Antique Market Place

Cleburne

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Heber Springs

501-362-2111

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Tumbling Shoals Flea Market & Antiques White Elephant Indoor Flea Market The Vintage Rose

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812 McAfee Medical Circle

Beebe

501.882.6004

The Front Porch

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Beebe

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Searcy

501-278-5557

Old Hippy Antiques

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2708 Race St.

Searcy

501-278-7336

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Augusta

870-347-2400

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Stop in Clinton and enjoy our parks, fine dining, shops or just spend the night at one of our motels or condos. Clinton offers you a warm welcome and abundant outdoor recreation, highlighted by 40,000-acre Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River. South Fork Nature Center is the Gates Rogers Foundation’s premier conservancy project. The center serves to protect native flora and fauna and to educate visitors on ecologically sound practices through guided tours and outdoor learning programs. Almeda Riddle Cabin

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Breathe. Let the lake and river life sink in. BEAUTIFUL VISTAS ARE A WAY OF LIFE IN CLEBURNE COUNTY. WITH THE CLEAR WATERS OF GREERS FERRY LAKE AND HISTORY OF THE LITTLE RED RIVER, THIS COUNTY REVELS IN NATURE’S BEAUTY.

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February

2015 Calendar

FAIRFIELD BAY, AR

• Chili Cook-off • GFL World Walleye Classic

March

CLINTON, AR

• Easter Egg Hunt Regions Bank 18th Annual FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Easter Egg Hunt Woodland Mead Park GREERS FERRY, AR • Easter Egg Hunt Optimist Park • GFL Bass Masters Tournament HEBER SPRINGS, AR • Anglers Expo

April

CLINTON, AR • Relay for Life GREERS FERRY, AR • GFL Bass Masters Tournament HEBER SPRINGS, AR • Springfest

May

AUGUSTA, AR • Augusta Days Festival, Memorial Weekend • Mosquitofest, 3rd Weekend BALD KNOB, AR • Strawberry Homefest, 2nd Weekend BEEBE, AR • Dog Adoption Fair, May 16th CLINTON, AR • Relay for Life, May 8th FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Bloomin’ in the Bay, May 9th • Cheeseburger in Paradise • Rotary Golf Tournament GREERS FERRY, AR

• Classic Car Show & Street Dance, Memorial Weekend

SCOTLAND, AR

• Annual Scotland Trail Ride, 3rd Sat. SEARCY, AR • Pioneer Village Spring Open House, 1st Weekend

June

CLINTON, AR • Annual Clinton Music Festival • Archey Fork Summer Festival & Car Show FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Surf the Bay, June 19-20 GREERS FERRY, AR • 2nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade, June 27 SHIRLEY, AR • Little Red River Lucky Ducky Regatta • Annual Shirley Homecoming, 49th Year SEARCY, AR • Pioneer Village Summer Every Saturday

July

Fireworks Celebrations throughout the Area BEEBE, AR • 4th of July Extravaganza, July 4th FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Independence Day Parade, July 3 GREERS FERRY, AR • July 4th Fireworks Celebration HEBER SPRINGS, AR • Fireworks Extravaganza LESLIE, AR • Rock, Rhythm & Blues Fest SEARCY, AR • Pioneer Village Summer Every Saturday

August

BEEBE, AR • Bargains Galore on 64 CLINTON, AR • Annual Team Roping Classics Standridge Ranch

of Events

FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Fairfield Bay Marina Boti’Gras, Aug 1 • Ozarks Roadshow, Antique Appraisals & Car Show, Aug 8 GREERS FERRY, AR • Optimist Club Huge Rummage Sale SEARCY, AR • Pioneer Village Summer Every Saturday

September

CLINTON, AR • Annual Car Show Festival, Clinton Airport • Annual National Championship Chuckwagon Races, 30th Year • Labor Day Weekend, Thurs-Sun. • Van Buren County Fair & Parade FAIRFIELD BAY, AR • Paddle Battle • Shrine Golf-O-Rama GREERS FERRY, AR • Annual Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Tourism Association Cleanup, Sept. 12th around the lake & river • Greers Ferry Lake Labor Day Activities SEARCY, AR • Main Street Searcy’s Get Down Downtown • Pioneer Village Summer Every Saturday SHIRLEY, AR • Fall Festival

October

AUGUSTA, AR • Sportsman’s Day Festival BALD KNOB, AR • Annual Central Arkansas Sportsman’s Expo CLINTON, AR • Annual Buddy Walk • Annual Quilt Show • Chili-Cook-Off • Haunted House • Scare on the Square

FAIRFIELD BAY, AR

• Oktoberfest, Oct 9-10 • Thunder in the Bay, Oct 9-10 SEARCY, AR

• Pioneer Village Summer Every Saturday

November

CLINTON, AR

• Angel Tree Program • Quilt & Craft Show • Veteran’s Day Parade & Concert FAIRFIELD BAY, AR

• Festival of Trees, Nov. 30-Dec. 12 GREERS FERRY, AR

• Annual Bass Challenge, 7th Year • Annual Heart of the Lake Chili Challenge, 31st Year, 1st Sat. • Open House Trail of Holiday Lights Festival SEARCY, AR

• Searcy Holiday of Lights Festival

December

CLINTON, AR

• Christmas Parade & Toy Drive • Christmas In Clinton • Ozark Health Foundation Annual Gala FAIRFIELD BAY, AR

• New Year’s Eve Party, Dec. 31 GREERS FERRY, AR

• Christmas Lighting Contest SEARCY, AR

• Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration & Holiday Parade SHIRLEY, AR

• Annual Christmas Lighting, 22nd Year, Dec. 1-3

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RIPPLING RIVERS, ROLLING HILLS

AND RECREATION ARE ALL THREADS IN THE HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE WOVEN INTO THE TAPESTRY OF VAN BUREN COUNTY.

1: Meander through the winding

roads of Clinton, the county seat of

Van Buren County, located centrally at

the convergence of the three rivers: the

south fork of Little Red River, the Archey

Fork River and Town Branch Creek. “Three Rivers” sculpture by Arkansas artist Hand

Kaminsky rests at the downtown park and depicts Clinton’s colorful history. As a

western gateway to Greers Ferry Lake, outdoor adventures are as alive as the nature that surrounds the area.

Explore waterfalls, camp under the

stars and relax with fishing, boating or

a scenic motorcycle ride. Inviting art also

awaits discovery as Clinton boasts unique and varied art murals, handcrafted items, live music and theater. Historical sites

include the Van Buren County Museum and Clinton’s two-story courthouse of native stone.

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Explore and enter a magical place of remarkable natural wonders and endless liveliness.

2: Entertainment can be found at Clinton’s annual events

and festivals including the not-to-be-missed National

Championship Chuckwagon Races held during Labor Day

weekend. This event brings hustle and bustle throughout the city with thousands attending each year. Other seasonal

events include Clinton’s Music Festival in June, Archey Fest – Clinton’s Independence Day carnival, October’s “Chili King”

Cookoff and a variety of holiday activities and celebrations for family fun November through December.

3: Natural wonders will wow you throughout Van Buren

County. Clinton is home to an ancient treasure hidden in the

picturesque Ozarks known as the Natural Bridge. This formation of sandstone stretches 100 feet across and is believed to be

millions of years old. On your way to the bridge be sure catch a glimpse back in time at the old country store, cabin and

original still, and don’t pass up a chance to visit with the park ranger about the connection to the Jesse James gang.

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HiddenGems NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHUCKWAGON RACES Yeehaw! Saddle up for

entertainment unlike any other in Arkansas. Held every Labor

Day weekend in Clinton, more than 20,000 people watch the

exciting chuckwagon racing, bronc fanning and the Snowy River Race. With more than 5,000 horses - the largest gathering of equine in the United States - Dan and

Peggy Eoff’s family event has grown into the world’s largest chuckwagon race.

Winners of the contests take home

silver belt buckles and share in more than $25,000 in prizes such as saddles, jackets and more. Thousands flock to the fun in addition to the races with musical

performances, dances, trail rides and

karaoke. Venture around vendors selling western collectibles and arts and crafts.

Camp out and count on a good time as

you experience a one-of-a-kind weekend in

the Ozarks, and join in the culture, creativity Mural in Clinton

and challenge that can be found at this

nationally renowned event. Hang on for a fun ride!

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Antique Shopping in Clinton The Natural Bridge

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4: Travel along the Little Red River

and discover Van Buren County’s scenic and surprising city of Shirley. This tiny

token in Arkansas’ Ozarks was once known as a wild-west community, a center of

commerce and a traveling train depot

stop. Several snippets of an era gone by remain for enjoyment today at Shirley’s

5: Known as a working man’s town,

located in southern Van Buren County,

Damascus holds national history, natural creeks and timber. Located between Pine Mountain Creek and Batesville

Creek, Damascus is a National Historic

Preservation Site and is on the National

Register of Historic Places. Sites include

the US Civilian Conservatory Corps Camp

3781, commemorating the national public work relief program established to bring our country out of the Great Depression. This “Working Man” statue is only one of three in the entire state of Arkansas and only 54 in all of the United States.

Farmland, photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

Centennial Museum.

6: Travel to the home of family farms, fresh produce and

flourishing fields, in the close-knit community of Scotland.

Local farms including Cedar Rock Acres produce a variety of homegrown vegetables, berries, grapes, eggs, poultry and jams. Scotland is also home to the Gulf Mountain Wildlife

Management Area’s Savanna Nature Trail and Driving Tour, where the Ozark National Forest shares the post-oak savannas and wildlife along the lanes.

Ride the curves through these cities and towns and gather a taste of Arkansas’ adventures. As the journey ebbs and flows, each time is different and spectacularly beautiful.

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7: Savor the spirit of celebration at the Heavensent

Gospel Bluegrass Festival featuring live musical

performances. Beginning the third week of September each year, this two-day festival and week-long revival provides thousands of visitors with music to the ears and food for the soul.


HiddenGems SHIRLEY

Hear the wind whistle

through the trees? See the

shifting shadows move along

the paths? Get lost and look for

traces of old settlements as you reminisce among the remnants

of “ghost towns” along Shirley’s old

railroad bed. A short walk takes you

to the historic railroad bridge. Past that,

the adventurous at heart can grab a four wheeler or horse and traverse further along the river road with tower bluffs

and trails to see old ghost towns such as Oakvale, Arlberg and Lydalisk. Working Man Statue in Damascus

Shirley also boasts Van Buren County’s

one and only public rodeo arena where

riders of all ages display their talents and tricks with horses and livestock.

National Championship Bull Riding

takes place every July featuring a Young Gun and Pro Division. Photographs

and picturesque views can be captured at Shirley’s one-lane historic bridge

constructed high above the Little Red

River. Be sure to bring a few fishing poles, as it’s a favorite local activity, and the

Little Red provides a prime spot to cast out right off the bank.

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Wild turkeys are a common sight at the Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Shirley’s One-Lane Bridge

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FAIRFIELD BAY

A nature lover’s paradise! 1: Fairfield Bay is a resort community

on the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake boasting a full-service marina, golf,

tennis, parks, trails, arts and entertainment, and more. Fairfield Bay was recently recognized for its quality of life as a

“City of Distinction” – rewarded for its successes, economic development, innovations and opportunities.

2: This city boasts two 18-hole

championship golf courses. Or try your

hand at one of their eight tennis courts, two unique mini-golf courses, a new professional disc golf course, three

resort-style pools, and miles and miles of trails.

3: Arkansas’ only mountain island

trail is the stunning Sugar Loaf Mountain. Accessible from Fairfield Bay Marina by

Fairfield Bay Marina, photo courtesy of Jeff Beer

EMBRACE THE WARMTH OF THE SUN ON YOUR SKIN, FEEL THE ADVENTURE AWAITING AND EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS LIKE NEVER BEFORE IN BEAUTIFUL FAIRFIELD BAY.

4: On the north shore of Greers Ferry Lake, come prepared

for a full day of fun, sun and adventure. Fairfield Bay offers one of the best marinas on the lake with the latest boat

rentals, slips, gear, a ship store and more. Experience fishing,

swimming, skiing and everything you need to get out and play the day away. And if you love this photo, go by and visit Jeff Beer of Fairfield Bay Photography, where you can see some incredible images of life at The Bay.

5: Fairfield Bay’s Conference and Visitor Center is the site

canoe, kayak or even a scenic cruise, this

for theater performances, art galleries, weddings, receptions,

historic scenic trails. Get to the top and be

weekly breakfasts for explorers coming through. At almost

lake and area panorama. Don’t forget

deck, the center boasts even more reasons to plan a meeting

1.5-mile hike is one of the nation’s first

children’s programs, proms, town hall meetings and even

rewarded with a spectacular 360 degree

20,000 sf., plus a one-of-a-kind beautifully appointed outdoor

your camera.

or celebration in Fairfield Bay.

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HiddenGems A WALK THROUGH HISTORY

Hernando de Soto knew

The Bay was special when he

visited North America in search

of the Fountain of Youth. Dip your

toe into The Bay’s history and come away refreshed. Start your history tour at the 1850’s Log Cabin and Museum.

Then venture onto the Indian Rock Trail,

which takes you to Indian Rock House

Cave. You’ll see grand views of the golf course as you wind your way through

trees, boulders and bluffs to the historic

site. This 50-foot high natural sandstone structure was both shelter and tribal Indian Hills Golf Course

meeting place as far back as 1000 BC and contains several petroglyphs.

Want more? The Bay’s three totem

poles are a fun “must-see” — and the

perfect setting for a group photo! The

poles were carved by the Woodcarvers

Unlimited Group and tell the story of The Bay’s history – one is near the Log Cabin. On the National Historic Registry, this

area has also been the setting for modernday weddings and a golf cart drive-in summer-time movie.

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Learn about the history of Fairfield Bay at the Log Cabin Museum. Family Fun at Fairfield Bay

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Breathe. Let the lake and river life sink in. 1: Buzzing with the sounds of boats,

skiing, fishing and fun, Cleburne County’s

seat of Heber Springs provides the perfect place for memory making and merriment. Spend a day on the lake swimming,

cliff jumping or soaking up the sun at the Dam Site Marina and Recreation Area, or

be won over hook, line and sinker with the stunning serenity and countless catches at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Area and Campground.

2: If a day calls for indoor play, there

are a number of Heber hot spots to visit for shopping or sipping. Ozark Country Market stands above the city overlook and has a collection of various spices, seasonings, food, beverages, locallygrown products and handmade

masterpieces. For a pleasant perk, be sure to stop in and give the Jitterbug

Coffeehouse a taste. With everything from cinnamon rolls to soup and sandwiches, Jitterbug provides quality coffee and

sometimes even live, local entertainment.

View of Greers Ferry Lake, photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

BEAUTIFUL VISTAS ARE A WAY OF LIFE IN CLEBURNE COUNTY. WITH THE CLEAR WATERS OF GREERS FERRY LAKE AND HISTORY OF THE LITTLE RED RIVER, THIS COUNTY REVELS IN NATURE’S BEAUTY.

3: Take a seat. A breathtaking view is beckoning you home

to Edgemont. Shrouded by morning mist, the stunning bluffs,

mountains and valley look as if someone just finished painting them. The lake below is a summer showplace for boating,

skiing, wakesurfing and fishing. As the bluffs rise above the

waters of the Middle Fork of Greers Ferry Lake, so can you as

this is also home to a fun rope swing waiting to sway you back and forth from childhood to present. Try Devil’s Fork or “Barefoot Alley” for barefoot skiing.

4: From food for the soul to food for the stomach,

Edgemont’s Janssen’s Lakefront Restaurant offers a stunning view of the lake and mouth-watering marvels with savory suppers and divine desserts, including the “S’moremonstrosity” cheesecake.

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HiddenGems LONGBOW RESORT

Enter into Arkansas’ very own

“Garden of Eden” among incredible rock formations, natural landscapes

and an oasis for exploration. Picture

yourself perched in a comfy cabin, the night falling around you and dreams of adventure awaiting the dawn.

Ben Pearson Jr. established Longbow

Resort in 1992 on land purchased by his

father and namesake, Ben Pearson, one of America’s archery legends and founder of

the country’s oldest bow-making company. This tucked-away treasure can be found

among the rocks and woods and has three secluded cabins perfect for getting away from work or just enjoying the outdoors.

Climb cliffs, bounce through boulders and

even explore a rushing waterfall with a pool collecting below.

Take a trail, ride a horse and let yourself

unwind and engage with the inviting air and atmosphere.

Schedule a stay and experience an

Cleburne County Fair

unforgettable and incomparable weekend in the woods. You’ll be glad you found this Arkansas oasis in Prim.

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President Bill Clinton speaking at the 50th Anniversary of Greers Ferry Dam. Greers Ferry Dam

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5: Home to vibrant views and great

lake access, Greers Ferry offers almost

any water activity imaginable. Fish for an afternoon, a day or a week, and try to

break a new record for walleye, hybrid striped bass or German brown trout. Devil’s Fork Park.

Greers Ferry Lake Narrows is the place

to be for recreation, camping and cooling waters. The Narrows are known as the

heart of the lake. Both entrance areas of Greers Ferry Lake are easily accessible

from this point. Two lakes merge as one water, west of Greers Ferry. “The Big

Water” is the largest open area of the lake at the south side.

Share an incredible experience anyone

would be sure to enjoy at Lacey’s Narrows Marina. Party or play the day away with a

rented houseboat! Hang out, play all day, watch the sunset – all from your moving houseboat.

6: On the north shore of Greers Ferry

Lake, come prepared for a full day of fun,

View of Greers Ferry Lake, photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

Tournaments are held year-round at

7: Soak it all in. Go ahead. Just stand there and then turn,

turn and turn some more. Sugar Loaf Mountain island rises

above Greers Ferry Lake and is accessible from Fairfield Bay Marina by canoe, kayak or even a scenic cruise. Designated as one of the nation’s first historic scenic trails, this 1.5-mile

round trip hike, allows climbers to be rewarded with stunning panoramic views of Greers Ferry Lake in all its splendor.

sun and adventure. Fairfield Bay offers

one of the best marinas on the lake with the latest boat rentals, slips, gear, a ship store and more. Experience fishing,

swimming, skiing and everything you

need to get out and play the day away.

Take the Sugar Loaf Shuttle and hike the island mountain!

Photo courtesy of Gray Sky Photography

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Be sure to catch the Two Face rock formation on Sugarloaf Mountain.


HiddenGems ARKANSAS FRONTIER If your family is wishing for

a day filled with living history and local stories, you’re in

for a terrific treat at Quitman.

Arkansas Frontier, created by

teachers, is a farm focusing on the importance of agriculture

through living history activities and events. Full of replicas, guides and interactive

programs, this farm provides a glimpse

into the past of Arkansas and the process of farming then and now.

The farm is home to a one-room

schoolhouse, farm animals, a treasure

mine, an Indian village and opportunities for play throughout the place with hay rides, train rides, pedal car races and

pumpkin picking. It’s a pleasant place to learn or just experience the love for Arkansas’ outdoors.

If you’re in need of a handcrafted item

or a unique find, a gift and craft shop at

the site is perfect for perusing. For a family reunion, a party, church or school event,

Arkansas Frontier is ideal for picnics and Fishing on Greers Ferry Lake

picture-worthy adventure.

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Enjoy one of the many trails by foot or by bike Fly Fishing on the Little Red River

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HEBER SPRINGS

Ride the road toward charming places of play or a little bit of peace along the city’s lakes and rivers. 1: As a gateway entrance to Greers

Ferry Lake and the Little Red River,

the United States Corps of Engineers

completed Greers Ferry Dam in 1963,

and the completion was accompanied by

a visit and dedication by President John F. Kennedy that same year. The work of this project has produced benefits of beauty,

business and play. The Dam Site provides a marina, campgrounds, facilities and

opportunities for boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, fishing, scuba diving and hiking, including a multi-purpose fitness trail. Greers Ferry Lake

is a man-made marvel and a perfect playground for fun.

2: Featuring seven natural springs

throughout the grounds, Spring Park has been attracting people since the 1830s.

Located at the center of town, the park is home to a walking trail, basketball court, skate park and amphitheater. The park

also hosts a variety of events each year, including Spring Fest in April.

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Swans on Magness Lake, photo courtesy of Michelle Rohlman

WELL WORTH A DAY OR EVEN A WEEK OF TIME. TAKE IN THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE SURROUNDING HEBER SPRINGS.

3: Magness Lake hosts a magnificent scientific phenomenon

as trumpeter swans make their way to the waters each winter. More than 100 swans leave the Midwest for Arkansas and provide a beautiful bird watching opportunity November through February. Look for a yellow-banded swan. If you

see one, get the band number and email it to the Trumpeter Swan Society. They will send you a birth certificate and story of that swan! To experience this encounter, look into the

Swan Package at the Holiday Inn in Heber where they share

stories of the best places to bird watch and even provide bags

of corn. Drive east of Heber to Hays Road. Spot other creatures including Canada geese and mallards on the little lake.


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WILLIAM CARL GARNER VISITOR CENTER Get educated on all there is

to know about the Greers Ferry Lake area at the William Carl

Garner Visitor Center. West of

the dam and north of Heber Springs, this site holds exhibits on local history, the

building of the dam, a replica of the world record brown trout and much more. The center also houses a theater

featuring the Little Red River in a special audio slideshow titled, “The Saga of the

Little Red: A Tale of Two Centuries.” This

program provides a glimpse into the life and love for the river.

Grab a map at the visitor center and

head out on a number of trails, including

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assortment of free and special events,

including live music on Saturdays from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the visitor center is a great place to start your lake and area adventure.

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Scenic back roads of Cleburne County Photo courtesy of Debbi Brawley

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HEBER SPRINGS 4: Heber Springs may be home to

natural art, but it is also home to

handcrafted treasures by local artists

as well. Ellen Hobgood Gallery features assorted art including acrylic and oil

photography, pottery, sculpture and

even Christmas cards. Known for her Santa Claus paintings, which have

decked the halls of the Governor’s Mansion, you’ll usually find Ellen

working on her next piece in her shop window. This gallery is a gem full of masterpieces and marvels.

5: Above Greers Ferry Lake and

Eden Isle lies The Red Apple Inn and

Resort. Founded more than 40 years ago with a vision of gracious country living, the inn is now owned by Dick and Patti

Upton of Aromatique, who have added their own special style. Home to an

abundance of rooms, condominiums with full kitchens, an 18-hole championship golf course, tennis courts, swimming

pools, fitness center and a restaurant to

rave about, this place is a one-stop shop for it all. Feast on food and join in fun

at this site with wonderful views, friendly folks and excellent exhibit spaces.

Diamond Bluff, photo courtesy of AR Parks & Tourism

paintings, hand-woven items, jewelry,

6: Drive through the area of Diamond Bluff Road, located

on Pryor Mountain, where an enchanted ending waits at the

edge of the road. Home to breathtaking views, Miller’s Point

boasts a beautiful view of the lake’s crystal clear waters, the big blue sky and the Ozark Mountains. Take a second to stop the car and catch a breath of fresh air with a view to remember.

7: For a down-home coffee-shop style breakfast, visit

Smoke House Restaurant off West Main Street. Take a lunch break for Southern goodness at Real Deal BBQ, just a hop, skip and jump away at 210 West Main. Finally, enjoy a nice

day’s end at Cafe Klaser, 1414 Wilburn Road, and experience a beautiful view of the river from your spot on the outdoor

patio. After dinner, check out the Old Swinging Bridge just around the corner.

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HiddenGems BRIDAL VEIL FALLS

Feel the cool air against your skin,

embrace the foliage folding toward

you, climb the crevices of rocks along the riverbed and behold: Bridal Veil

Falls. Take a trip off Hwy 25 in Heber Springs and discover a delightful

paradise perfect for peace or play. Named for its resemblance of

the veil of a bride, these white waters fall softly and soundly. With an

elevation of 584 feet, this site is simply spectacular. Witness the

wonder of the waterfall and even

walk behind the veil as the waters

cascade across the rocks.

As the seasons change, the falls change

as well, with unique adventures during each. Find blooming beauty along the

trails in spring, fresh green leaves in the summer, fall foliage in autumn, or a

wonderland in winter. Capture captivating

shots of this spot in every season. The area offers a great hike all year long.

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up and park. Grab your walking shoes

and plenty of water. The shady trees and the rushing waters will be pleased to welcome you in.

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Fireworks at the Heber Springs 4th of July celebration. Collins Creek

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Sit back and settle in for a cruise along a string of quaint communities among the farmland and forests. 1: As county seat and home to the

largest number of locals and industries, Searcy serves as the main attraction of

White County and is a sure stop to make along the way. Sites to see include the

White County courthouse — a downtown landmark and the oldest functioning

courthouse in the state — the Rialto Theater, historical Pioneer Village, White County

Fair, Spring Park, and Riverside Park with access to the chilly Little Red River for fishing, boating or floating.

Searcy is also home to Harding

The Judsonia Bridge, photo courtesy of Michelle Rohlman

WINDING, TREE-ARCHED ROADS OFFER SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF BUSTLING BUSINESSES, EXCELLENT EATERIES AND FRIENDLY FOLKS GIVING A WARM WELCOME TO WHITE COUNTY.

2: Move along a little north of Searcy and discover country

cooking, shopping and a timeless treasure in Judsonia. From breakfast to dinner, KJ’s Family Restaurant serves everything

University, a private Christian institution

from pancakes to seafood or steak. Hays, a Judsonia original

Sing, homecoming musicals, the

or current fashions. Flea market finds of every kind can also be

Lecture Series and an incredible display

market open every weekend. A tucked-away treasure is the

holiday season all provide excitement

any other in Arkansas, is a picturesque place for photos or a

that hosts events for everyone. Spring

store, is a White County favorite with any type of western wear

American Studies Institute Distinguished

found at Thackerland, an indoor/outdoor year-round flea

of thousands of Christmas lights each

Judsonia Bridge, completed in 1924. This swing bridge, unlike

and education among the stately and

serene view of sunset.

scenic 90-year-old campus. Hear from renowned speakers, experience true

talent and theater expertise, and behold the beauty of the brick buildings and lovely landscaping.

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HiddenGems ROZARK HILLS COFFEE ROASTERIE

“Dad fell in love with the

beauty of Arkansas,” Rita Fox

said, revealing the story of the

start to her family business, the RoZark Hills Coffee Roasterie.

On 80 acres, her father’s dream

became a reality as they developed a

one-of-a-kind coffee roasterie in Rose Bud. “And here we are today,” she continues,

“nearly 20 years later,” as she shares a whiff of her tasty brew.

And while the coffee is wonderful, what

really makes this place special are the

roasted beans. Beans from areas around the world - including Indonesia, Africa, South America, Central America and

beyond - are imported and roasted to

perfection on site. Blends can be found at

coffeehouses throughout the state including Midnight Oil in Searcy and Jitterbug in Heber Springs.

With dozens of options to choose from,

buy blends by the pound or even tea and delectable chocolate-covered espresso

beans. Located at 5898 Arkansas Hwy 36. Open Mon-Sat, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaking at the Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series

The White County Courthouse

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3: To catch a bite to eat or a big bass,

travel onward for farm-fresh finds and

fishing in Bald Knob. Strawberries are the sweet sensation of the city, and at the Bulldog Restaurant they are the key

ingredient for some of the state’s best

strawberry shortcake. Best known as the Knob celebrates the strawberry each May

with an annual Homefest Festival featuring strawberry eating contests, silent auctions, a carnival, music, crafts and of course

sales of the craved crop. Bald Knob Lake, spanning 217 acres, draws fishermen to

sink a line and soak in the sun in hopes of catching walleye, black bass, smallmouth bass, striped bass, hybrid bass, crappie and catfish.

4: Round out the trip with a stop in

Romance and drop off a postcard, love

letter, wedding invitation or valentine at this town’s popular post office. Sending

special notes from this sweet spot ensures a postmark from this little town and

creates a lifetime keepsake. Combining

culture and charm, these small cities and

towns of White County offer a big taste of The Natural State.

Motorcycle riders on one of Arkansas’ Scenic Highways.

“Strawberry Center of the World,” Bald

5: Next stop for motorcycle enthusiasts, Beebe is home to

Arkansas Wings Cycle Center, Arkansas’ largest independent motorcycle shop and one of the only motorcycle and ATV

salvage yards in the state. See the campus of Arkansas State University–Beebe or historical downtown, and venture to

discover interesting finds at Beebe’s Bargains Galore on 64, a

three-day yard sale held each year along 160 miles of Hwy 64 ranging from Beebe to Fort Smith.

6: Arkansas State University-Beebe is also located in the

community and serves students as a two-year institution

under the direction of the Arkansas State University System. ASU-Beebe offers students the opportunities for associate

degrees, certificates and non-credit training for business and

industry. With a welcoming, warm and wonderful campus, this university provides places for a variety of events as well as an environment for quality education.

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HiddenGems

BALD KNOB BULLDOG RESTAURANT What’s the most wonderful

time of the year in White

County? A chorus of shouts from patrons will reveal it’s

“strawberry shortcake season”! Known for its famous strawberry shortcake, people

come from far and wide each spring and summer to experience the incredible

combination of handmade shortcake,

fresh-picked strawberries and smooth

vanilla ice cream at the old-timey diner: Bulldog Restaurant in Bald Knob.

With its big, bold sign displaying

seasonal specials and its red, white and

blue stripes, Bulldog boasts seating inside and out and even a drive-up window.

With dinners that rival your mama’s best

home-cooked meal, the Bulldog Restaurant serves it all. Walk in and find favorites

from breakfast sandwiches, barbeque or mountain-high meringue-peaked pies.

Seconds from Hwy 367, this spot is a

quick trip from Searcy or a great end from

a trip on Hwy 64. Stop by for daily specials Rainbow Trout Bald Knob Strawberries

and delectable deals. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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SEARCY STEER SLOWLY THROUGH SMALL TOWN STREETS, AND EXPERIENCE TASTY TREATS AND HOMETOWN HOSPITALITY IN THE SWEET CITY OF SEARCY.

A sure pleaser for play or leisure. a downtown landmark and the oldest

functioning courthouse in the state. Built in 1871, remodeled in 1912, it remains

the only courthouse in Arkansas used for

its original intent. With active offices open year-round, the courthouse stands in the center of the downtown square, and its red and white exterior are a stately and beautiful sight to behold.

2: Movie magic and a mass of memories

sit just across Race Street at the Rialto

Theater. Listed on the National Register

of Historic Places, the Rialto continues to

operate, providing low-cost screenings of recent films and concessions. The current building was constructed in 1923.

3: Just seconds away from the center

of downtown sits historic Spring Park.

History has it that this location was visited by travelers from far and wide for the

site’s sulphur spring. The park today is brimming with a beautiful garden, a

walking trail, playground and gazebo.

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Searcy Art Gallery at the Black House, photo courtesy of Michelle Rohlman

1: The White County courthouse is

4: Your eyes will be unable to miss the incredible and

inviting establishment known as the Searcy Art Gallery

at the Black House. This lovely, lemon home is along bustling Race Street, functions as an art gallery and provides presentday art alongside its historically preserved architecture.

5: Travel back in time and discover one of Arkansas’ tucked-

away treasures at the White County Pioneer Village. Complete with a collection of 19th-century buildings, farm equipment and artifacts, this area is a showpiece of the White County

Historical Society. The village offers a vintage vision of Searcy and a glimpse into the county’s culture of old.


HiddenGems ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGHWAY

Ever wonder where stars

stop on road trips? Searcy is

one of the many special stops along the renowned Rock ‘n’

Roll Highway 67. Stretching nearly 111 miles through a number of Arkansas

counties, this highway received its name from the rockabilly tunes turned out by

local musicians at locations throughout the state.

The road is dedicated to the culture

and creativity of the local performers

who helped shape the region’s musical

landscape. Big-name rockabilly artists who made their way along these miles include

Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Pioneer Village in Searcy

Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Sonny Burgess and Billy Lee Riley.

Signs were placed after the highway’s

completion in 2011, designating

portions of the area’s highlights and historical hotspots. Find the nearest

one in Beebe. Stop and snap a picture as you honor the history of Arkansas

music and make memories along the Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway.

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The Pioneer Village in Searcy

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AMONG THE FERTILE FIELDS AND

WETLANDS OF THE DELTA, WOODRUFF COUNTY IS HOME TO HISTORY,

HUNTING AND HIDDEN TREASURES

AS RICH AS THE SOIL THAT CULTIVATES ITS CROPS AND CULTURE.

Hop in and hold on as the fields meet the horizon and happy memories wait ahead. from cotton to corn or rice to soybeans, Woodruff County exhibits fun and

flavorful towns, including the county

seat of Augusta. Formerly established as

“Chickasaw Crossing,” a Native American village, this community located on the

banks of the White River brings stories

and sites of old Arkansas days. Be sure to

explore the Woodruff County courthouse,

Gothic Revival-styled Presbyterian Church, Victorian homes and Augusta’s very own

History Walk. A button factory once stood

in Augusta, manufacturing mother-of-pearl buttons from shells of the Mississippi

River, and remnants of the shells remain

there today. Nearly destroyed by the Civil War, this town was rebuilt entirely by its

citizens and stands today as a testament to the blessings and benefits of living off the land. Listed on the National Register and Arkansas Heritage Trails System, this city has surprising stories to share.

Swampland in Woodruff County

1: With luscious fields full of crops

2: Don’t let the rolling rows of rice fool you; hunters and

fishers will find an incredible abundance of wildlife along the

Cache River and White River. Witness the wonder of the Delta Flyway, where farmers flood fields for thousands of duck and

geese to be welcomed home each year. Wildlife Management

Areas including Rick Evans Grandview Prairie and Rex Hancock

Black Swamp offer hunting opportunities for deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, raccoons, coyotes and beavers that inhabit the zone.

Cast out and fish for multiple species of bass, crappie, trout and catfish among the hundreds of lakes and streams in the county.

3: Get out on the river at Augusta’s original Floatin’ For a

Cure event held each August at the Augusta Boat Ramp. This

fundraiser provides an outdoor adventure of floating along the

river as well as an opportunity to pay it forward by contributing to the Woodruff County American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

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HiddenGems BUTTON FACTORY: THE TALES OF SHELLS

“Ever so often, I find a button shell

along the river bank,” said Augusta

city manager Kip Davis as he shares the story of the Augusta button

factory that used to dwell near the

banks of the White River. Steamboat and

commercial fishermen of the early 1900s would smoke mussel shells and search

for pearls. Sending the rest to the factory, they would be used for button punching and production.

In operation until the 1930s, the factory

left traces of these treasures that can be found along the banks of the river still

today. Perfect circles remain where the buttons were removed. They are an

unusual sight to stumble upon and a unique remnant of Augusta’s past.

Dozens of these distinct shells can

be found from Davis’ own collection at a number of locations throughout the

state, including Powhatan State Park and Museum, Old State House Museum and Parkin Archeological Park. Take note Duck Hunting

of these story-telling shells and be sure

to search for them and discover parts of Augusta’s past.

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Wade the waters and float to town in a tube while helping fight cancer in the process at Augusta’s Floatin’ For a Cure. Walking trail in Augusta

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4: Mosey on down to Woodruff

County’s popular place for live theater, special stores and even sightings of

endangered species in McCrory. An old movie theater restored to be a stately stage for live performances, the Ken Theatre provides a historical haven

for performing arts. Stop and smell the

roses at local favorites including McCrory Flower Shop and Marketplace and the Crafty Corner Flowers and Gifts.

Shoppers from far and wide travel to find a variety of brands, arrangements, home

décor and even local creations crafted in the area. Historical Raney Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, commercial-style architecture along

the city strip. See if you can spot the

nationally known, rare species of IvoryBilled Woodpecker that has been

documented to nestle in the nooks of trees along the Cache River. What are the odds, of all places, McCrory!

5: Stroll on for spice and southern

favorites in Gregory, and grab a plate of Arkansas-famous hot tamales. In a barn on owner George Eldridge’s farm, the Tamale Factory restaurant provides

Rice Field

also boasts buildings with 20th-century

6: Boasting the benefits of agritourism, Peebles Farm of

Augusta is soon to celebrate 10 years of giving visitors fantastic fall fun. The Peebles family farm peaks from September to

November. Pick from patches of pumpkins and cotton, get lost

in a 20-acre hand-cut corn maze and play with barnyard animals. Grab a bite to eat, and enjoy hayrides, bonfires, horse and

wagon rides, and shopping for homemade items at the general store. Family photos are a must at Peebles cutouts or in front of a beautiful backdrop of sky-high sunflowers.

quality-crafted cooking for any craving

from shrimp and burgers to fish and hot tamales. As you make your way through

the countryside, be sure to stop and dine at this sweet spot on Highway 33, just south of Augusta.

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Whether it’s hunting or f ishing, dining or shopping, Woodruff County offers plenty of good company and good times.


HiddenGems CYPRESS MEADOWS PLANTATION Hear that sound? Lean

in and listen carefully for

the wedding bells chiming all the way from Howell,

Arkansas. The Barn at Cypress Meadows Plantation boasts a beautiful venue in Woodruff County for weddings or

events, drawing brides from all over

the state. Waltz into the wooden wonder and discover this two-story treasure.

Originally a 1900’s stable barn, the

site has been transformed to become

a unique and open space for dancing, dining and matrimony. The upstairs leads to three spacious lofts with a view of the entire first floor.

Filled with assorted amenities

and able to hold 300 guests, this site Ken Theatre

has plenty of perfect places to please

everyone at the party. Pose for photos along the staircases or among the

neighboring trees and fields. Experience an unforgettable setting of rustic wood and romance at Howell’s hidden gem. Peebles Farm

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TRACY’S ON THE LAKE (ART/YOGA) 8249 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry, AR 72067 (501)825-7228 ARKANSAS TRAVELER HOBBIES 400 E. Market, Bald Knob 72010 (501)724-5326

CLEBURNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 210 N. Broadway, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-5225

INDIAN ROCK HOUSE/LOG HOUSE MUSEUM Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 884-3324 NATURAL BRIDGE OF ARKANSAS 1120 Natural Bridge Rd., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2357 REDNECK GAMES OF ARKANSAS, LLC 108 Holly Leaf Rd., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-4458 SOUTH FORK NATURE CENTER 290 Main St., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6444

VAN BUREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY P.O. Box 1023, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-4066

BOAT DOCKS / CAMPING / MARINAS / RV PARKS / STORAGE BLUE CLOUDS RESORT 10645 Edgemont Rd./P.O. Box 141, Edgemont 72044 (501) 723-4999 CLINTON RV PARK 2621 Hwy. 65 S., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-3778

EDEN ISLE MARINA 10 Yacht Harbor Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2232

GREERS FERRY LAKE BOAT & RV STORAGE 17 Salt Cave Dr., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 626-4487 HEBER SPRINGS RV PARK 150 Swinging Bridge Dr., Heber Springs 72543 1-888-611-2778

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AUGUSTA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 101 2nd St., Augusta 72006 (870) 347-1802

BEEBE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 724, Beebe 72012 (501) 882-8135 CITY OF AUGUSTA 210 Main St., Augusta 72006 (870) 347-5656

THE CITY OF BEEBE 321 North Elm, Beebe, AR 72012 (501) 882-6295

CITY OF CLINTON 342 Main St., P.O. Box 970, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8110

CITY OF MCCRORY 109 N. Jackson, P.O. Box 897, McCrory 72101 (870) 731-2041 CITY OF SEARCY 401 W. Arch Ave., Searcy 72143 (501) 268-2483 CITY OF SHIRLEY

489 Hwy. 9 N., P.O. Box 195, Shirley 72153 (501) 723-8290 CLEBURNE COUNTY 300 W. Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-4605 CLINTON ADVERTISING & PROMOTION COMMISSION 628 Main St., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8110 CLINTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 52, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6500 FAIRFIELD BAY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 1159, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-888-244-4FUN FAIRFIELD BAY COMMUNITY CLUB P.O. Box 1370, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-800-285-9885

GATES ROGERS FOUNDATION

290 Main St., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6444 GREERS FERRY ADVERTISING & PROMOTION COMMISSION 8101 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-7172 GREERS FERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 1354, Greers Ferry 72067 1-888-825-7199 HEBER SPRINGS ADVERTISING & PROMOTION COMMISSION Mayor’s Office, 1001 W. Main, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3635 HEBER SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1001 W. Main, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2444, 1-800-77 HEBER (43237) MCCRORY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 367, McCrory 72101 (870) 731-2521 NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION P.O. Box 1676, Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 745-2146 SEARCY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2323 S. Main, Searcy 72143 (501) 268-2458 SUGARLOAF HERITAGE COUNCIL P.O. Box 877, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2444 VAN BUREN COUNTY P.O. Box 60, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2443 VAN BUREN COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT P.O. Box 747, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-5800

COMMUNICATIONS RADIO STATIONS KFFB 106.1/FM P.O. Box 1050, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-800-356-5106, (501) 723-4850 KWCK 99.9/FM Searcy, AR

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

EAGLE BANK & TRUST COMPANY P.O. Box 1030, 2nd & Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-5821

EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS 1620 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-7544

FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST 1324 Arkansas 25, Heber Springs, AR 72543 (501) 362-2362

FIRST SERVICE BANK 486 Hwy. 65 N., P.O. Box 1589, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-7200


REGIONS BANK 179 Elm St., P.O. Box 57, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2441

SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL BANK 1783 Hwy. 65 S., P.O. Box 789, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8200

FISHING GUIDES / CANOE / KAYAK RENTAL BUFFALO RIVER OUTFITTERS 9664 Hwy. 65 N., St. Joe 72675 (870) 439-2244

GREENWATER KAYAK 8893 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry, AR 72067 (501) 206-4724 RED RIVER TROUT DOCK 285 Ferguson Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2197 SORE LIP’EM ALL Pangburn, AR 72121 (501) 230-0730

TAILWATER FISHING 1304 West Center Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 207-1770

MOTELS / RESORTS / RETREATS / B&B ABBE HOUSE INN & SPORTS RESORT 3144 Riverbend Dr., Heber Springs 72543 (877) 250-2223 BLUE CLOUDS RESORT 10645 Edgemont Rd./P.O. Box 141, Edgemont 72044 (501) 723-4999

CABINS ON THE COVE P.O. Box 192, 5455 Lake Dr. (Hwy. 336 E.), Choctaw 72028 (501) 745-7336 CLINTON SUPER 8 MOTEL 2008 Hwy. 65 S., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8810

DEVIL’S FORK RESORT & DOCK 239 Lakeshore Dr., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-6240

FLY FISHING LODGE 2955 King Forest Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339 1-281-359-5854 GREERS FERRY LAKE CABINS 73 Lakeshore Dr., Greers Ferry 72067 1-662-560-3244

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 1350 Southridge Pkwy., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 887-9500 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS & SUITES 3660 Ferren Trail, Searcy 72143 (501) 279-9991

LAKE & RIVER INN 2322 Hwy. 25 B, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3161 LITTLE RED RIVER HOUSE P.O. Box 34045, Little Rock 72203 (501) 375-7767

NARROWS INN 7910 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72607 (501) 825-6246

QUALITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER 3450 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-1000

RED RIVER TROUT DOCK 285 Ferguson Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2197 SUGAR MAPLE INN 8546 Edgemont Rd. (Hwy. 16), Greers Ferry 72607 (501) 825-8501

SUPER 8 IN SEARCY 1200 Truman Baker Dr., Searcy 72143 (501) 268-8988

TANNENBAUM PROPERTIES LLC 1329 Tannenbaum Rd., Drasco 72530 (501) 362-3075

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES / HEALTH CARE FACILITIES / UNIVERSITIES ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY-HEBER SPRINGS 101 River Crest Dr., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-1100

ARKANSAS VALLEY INSURANCE AGENCY 301 W. Searcy St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-5811 BAPTIST HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER 800 Bypass Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 887-3000 CARNATHAN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC P.O. Box 1366, 5 Shiloh Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-7200 DR. MARK A. DAVIS, DDS 15775 Hwy. 16 E., Shirley 72153 (501) 723-8113

EGP, PLLC, CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS & CONSULTANTS 421 S. 7th St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-8281

GREERS FERRY VETERINARY CLINIC 8230 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-8400 HARDING UNIVERSITY 915 E Market Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 279-4000

HEBER SPRINGS INDUSTRY 1001 W. Main, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2444

INDIAN ROCK VILLAGE, LLC 265 Dave Creek Pkwy., Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 884-3210 POWER SITE DESIGN P.O. Box 10433, Conway 72034 1-888-276-0848

THE PRINT SHOP 2304 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3192

SEVEN SPRINGS HEALTH & REHABILITATION, LLC 1040 Weddington Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-8137 SOUTHRIDGE VILLAGE NURSING & REHAB CENTER 400 Southridge Pkwy., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3185

SOUTHRIDGE VILLAGE RETIREMENT CENTER 401 Southridge Pkwy., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3865

TAYLOR’D MARKETING 46 Inverness Circle, Little Rock 72212 (501) 813-7155

UNITY HEALTH (WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL) 3214 E. Race, Searcy 72143 (501) 268-6121

REAL ESTATE

ARKANSAS MOUNTAIN REAL ESTATE 4755 Hwy. 65 S., P.O. Box 17, Choctaw 72028 1-800-254-2296 BRAWLEY & ASSOCIATES 8370 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-7800

CRYE-LEIKE – BROCK REAL ESTATE 2300 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 825-8300 DESELLE REALTY Greers Ferry 72067 (501)772-7100

DONHAM REALTY 8475 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-7002 ENCHANTED BLUFF ESTATES Quitman, AR 72131 (501) 825-6200

GOODWIN & HERMAN ASSOCIATES 170 Lost Creek Pkwy., P.O. Box 1290, Fairfield Bay 72008 (501) 884-4885

HEBER SPRINGS REALTY 609 W. Quitman, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-8181 MCKIMMEY ASSOCIATES REALTORS 142 Thompson Cove Ln., Shirley 72153 (501) 253-4409

PREFERRED REAL ESTATE 8247 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-8258 REAL ESTATE CENTER LLC, THE 8452 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-6222

REMAX ON THE BAY 373 Dave Creek Pkwy., Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 884-4100

REMAX HEBER SPRINGS 419 W. Main, Suite A, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-0005 TICE REALTY Fairfield Bay Mall, 358 Dave Creek Pkwy., Bldg. #2, Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 253-1676

RESTAURANTS / FOOD

BROTHER’S BBQ 301 Southridge Pkwy., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 691-0068 BULLDOG RESTAURANT 3614 Hwy. 367, Bald Knob 72010 (501) 724-5195 CHIC-FIL-A 3683 East Race Ave. Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 268-0232

EL REY 523 Hwy. 110 E., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-7960

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HONEYBEES SMOKEHOUSE 8317 Edgemont Rd, Greers Ferry, AR (501) 825-6586

HUDDLE HOUSE 378 Hwy. 65 N., P.O. Box 1224, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8858 JANSSEN’S LAKEFRONT RESTAURANT 9999 Edgemont Rd., Edgemont 72044 (501) 723-4480 L’ATTITUDE BISTRO 1303 Hwy 65 S Clinton, AR (501) 745-4888

RETAIL SALES / SERVICES

CLINTON METHODIST THRIFT SHOP 578 Griggs St., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-3533

F.L. DAVIS CASH LUMBER 160 Park St., P.O. Box 1219, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6801 FAYE’S DIAMOND MINE Hwy. 65 N., P.O. Box 1230, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8434 FISH ’N STUFF 7560 Edgemont Rd., Higden 72067 (501) 425-8780

MAC’S PLACE 8249 Edgemont Rd., Ste. 3, Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-6564

MACK’S FISH HOUSE 559 Wilburn Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-6225 SAVORY CATERING Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 593-3263

SONIC DRIVE-IN OF HEBER SPRINGS 1220 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3355

ZAXBYS 1303 E Beebe Caps Expy. Searcy, AR 72143 (501) 305—3918

GREERS FERRY LAKE BOAT & RV STORAGE 17 Salt Cave Dr., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 626-4487

INGERS BUTIKK 7644 Greers Ferry Rd, Greers Ferry, AR 72067 (501) 825-6660 JOE LEE CHEVROLET P.O. Box 849, 1820 Hwy. 65 S., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2451 SERENITY FARM BREAD P.O. Box 543, Leslie 72645 (870) 447-2211

SOUL MATES 111 W. Main, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 206-0818

THOMAS MARINE 7660 Greers Ferry Rd., Greers Ferry, AR 72067 501.825.6970 QUILTERS CORNER FABRIC 207 West Main, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-8612

UTILITIES

AT&T (BUS. & RES.) 800.499.7928 CENTERPOINT RELIANT ENERGY 2802 East Race, Searcy, AR 800.992.7552

COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM 299 Lakeshore Dr., Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-7294 ENTERGY OF ARKANSAS 800.368.3749

FIRST ELECTRIC CO-OP CORP. P.O. Box 1508, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3166

PETIT JEAN ELECTRIC P.O. Box 37, 270 Quality Dr., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2493 SEARCY WATER & SEWER 300 North Elm 501.268.2481

Index of Advertisers

ANTIQUES / ARTS & CRAFTS / ATTRACTIONS / GIFT SHOPS / JEWELRY / MEDIA / RETAIL Bookworm, The............................................. 54 Dirty Farmer, The........................................... 55 Ellen Hobgood Gallery................................ 57 F.L. Davis Cash Lumber................................ 54 Faye’s Diamond Mine................................... 29 Fish ’N Stuff.................................................... 13 Ingers Butikk.................................................. 13 Joe Lee Chevrolet......................................... 55 Thomas Marine............................................. 13 KFFB 106.1 FM.............................................. 57 Methodist Thrift Shop................................... 55 Natural Bridge of Arkansas.......................... 55 Parrot Bay Trading Post................................ 55 Quilter’s Corner Fabric................................. 57 South Fork Nature Center............................ 55 Taylor’d Marketing........................................ 55 BED & BREAKFASTS / CABINS / CAMPING / MOTELS Buffalo River Outfitters................................. 34 Cabins on the Cove...................................... 29 Clinton RV Park.............................................. 34

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Clinton Super 8............................................. 55 Enchanted Bluff Estates .............................. 29 Greers Ferry Lake Cabins............................. 13 Heber Springs RV Park................................. 34 Holiday Inn Express...................................... 33 Lake & River Inn............................................. 33 Sugar Maple Inn & Cabins........................... 13

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE / CITIES / CLUBS / COUNTIES Clinton............................................................ 31 Fairfield Bay Community Club.................... IFC Greers Ferry................................................... 12 Heber Springs............................................... 56 Lake & River Clean Up.................................. 54 Sugarloaf Heritage Council......................... 54 Van Buren County......................................... 30 FINANCIAL / INDUSTRIAL / REAL ESTATE / EDUCATION Arkansas State University-Heber Springs... 57 Arkansas Valley Insurance Agency............. 57 Brawley & Associates Real Estate................ 32 Crye-Leike Realty.......................................... 34 Deselle Realty................................................ 13 Eagle Bank & Trust Company...................... 33

First Service Bank.......................................... 55 Goodwin & Herman Associates Real Estate................................................... IBC Harding University........................................ 39 Heber Springs Realty.................................... 34 Preferred Real Estate.................................... 13 Real Estate Center, The................................ 13 Baptist Health Medical Center.................... 54 Unity Health................................................... 57 LAKE & RIVER RESORTS / GUIDES / RETIREMENT LIVING / TROUT DOCKS / MARINAS Blue Clouds Resort....................................... 13 Fly Fishing Lodge.......................................... 57 Indian Rock Village....................................... 55 Little Red River House.................................. 57 Tailwater Fishing........................................... BC Red River Trout Dock.................................... 10 RESTAURANTS El Rey.............................................................. 57 Huddle House/Clinton................................. 55 L’Attitude Bistro............................................. 55 Mac’s Place.................................................... 13


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Closing Remarks & SPECIAL THANKS

• • • • • • • • • • • ••••

Now that you’ve had a chance to immerse yourself in our counties and culture, I’m sure you’ll agree our

new guide is spectacular in every way. We’ve added 50% more content, including special feature sections and articles, secret finds, hidden gems, antique treasures map, adventure and bonus maps, interactive augmented reality features and videos, the new adventure card, and so much more!

It took amazing people working together to birth this vision into the world and we’d like to thank them:

• Kip Davis, President of GFL/LRRA, thank you for your vision of growth, your faith and untiring support.

• Erin Taylor of Taylor’d Marketing, thank you for your talent, inspiration, unwavering spirit, amazing coordination skills and professionalism.

• Michelle Rohlman, thank you for being our go-to problem solver, amazing topographer and good-hearted multitalented team player.

• Thank you to our writers, Katie Eisenhower, Angele Forrest, Mary James, Hannah Robison and Erin Taylor. It’s because of them you find yourself constantly reaching for a good cup of tea as you lose yourself in the pages and pages of beauty, peace and relaxation.

• Thank you to our communities and advertisers for believing in us and for your membership support year after year.

• Thank you to our phenomenal Board of Directors. A group of men and women volunteers who hold our lakes and rivers close to their hearts and who truly want the best for our area.

• Thank you to Debbi Brawley, for giving your heart and soul in the form of precious photos to us to use in

making this year’s guide demonstrate the essence of the lake and river. And, for your devotion of service investing hours and hours in promoting our communities, the lake and the rivers.

• And thank you to you – our visitors. We appreciate you taking an interest in our area and hope to see you soon, and again, and again.

Kindest Regards,

GFL/LRR Tourism Association

(844) 9-EXPLORE

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Camping, Marine, Safety & RELOCATION CAMPING / CAMPSITES

To make reservations visit recreation.gov or for general questions contact the Corps of Engineers office at (501) 362-2416. For locations and phone numbers go to visitgreersferrylake.org/resources. • Cherokee • Hill Creek • Choctaw

• JFK Overlook • Cove Creek

• Mill Creek Park • Dam Site

• Shiloh (501) 825-6237 • Sugar Loaf (501) 654-2555 EMERGENCY & SAFETY INFORMATION

Call 911 for any water or land emergency. WATER SAFETY TIPS

• Water and alcohol do not mix.

CLIMATE

• Wear Coast Guard approved life jackets when around water. • Check weather forecast before embarking on activities. • Be aware of YOUR personal water skill and knowledge.

• Old Hwy 25

BOATING SAFETY TIPS

• Eden Isle • Shiloh

• Fairfield Bay • Sugar Loaf

• Heber Springs

MARINAS

• Choctaw (501) 745-2666 • Heber Springs (501) 362-8838 • Dam Site (501) 362-2333 • Hill Creek (870) 948-2230 • Eden Isle (501) 362-2232 • Narrows (501) 825-6214 • Fairfield Bay (501) 884-6030

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COMMUNITY RELOCATION INFORMATION

For those of you who’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for our area, you’ll find all the helpful resources you’ll need in our Facilities and Services Guide on pages 68-70.

• Narrows

• Devil’s Fork

• Diving or jumping from cliffs and bluffs invites tragedy. • Always supervise children of all ages when around open bodies of water.

• Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available. • Check all safety equipment, replace and repair before launching. • File a float plan with family and friends. • Be a courteous boater, follow the rules of the water. • Swimming near or under platforms on outboard motorboats, where CO2 (carbon monoxide) fumes accumulate, can kill. SWIMMING SAFETY TIPS

• Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available. • Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy and in designated areas.

There are four distinct seasons in our area: Mild Winter, Pleasant Summer, a Delightful Spring and Fall.

• Avg. Summer Temps: 70–94 F • Avg. Winter Temps: 30–49 F • Avg. Annual Rain: Total 52 in. • Avg. Annual Snow: Total less than 4 inches. LOCATION

• Van Buren County: Approx: 1.5 hours from Little Rock • Cleburne County: Approx: 1.25 hours from Little Rock • White County: Approx: 1 hour from Little Rock • Woodruff County: Approx. 1.5 hours from Little Rock


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• Affordable Homes, Condos, Lots

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