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Day Trips • Bonus Maps • SECRET FINDS • Historic Sights Van Buren, Cleburne, White & Woodruff Counties • Vacation & Relocation Guide

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Cardboard Boat Race, Heber Springs Cover Photo: Kayaking, Bluffton Falls Clinton, AR


Contents 2 – 3 4 – 7 8 – 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 – 21 26 – 29 30 – 33 35 36 – 39 42 – 45 48 – 51 52 – 55 56 – 59 60 – 63 64 – 65 66 – 68

Explore the Four Greers Ferry Lake Little Red River Wild Waters Adventure Secret Finds Farm to Table Golf Fanatics History Time Line Van Buren County Clinton Camping, Marinas, Safety Fairfield Bay Cleburne County Heber Springs White County Searcy Woodruff County Augusta Facilities and Services

Published by GFL/LRRA & Taylor’d Marketing Design & Typography by Jason Light and Gale McRae Printed in the USA by DP&L • 25k 5/19 Photography Credits for the GFL/LRRA Vacation, Retirement and Relocation Guide go to: Debbi Brawley, Arkansas Parks and Tourism, Michelle Rohlman, Jeff Beer, VBC Historical Museum, CC Historical Society, Kenneth Mills, Al Fowler, Sandra Parham Turner, Lynn Reinbolt, and Gray Sky Photography. On The Cover: Adventurers kayaking on Greers Ferry Lake

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

Rippling rivers, rolling hills and recreation are all threads in the history, art and culture woven into the tapestry of Van Buren County.

Sit back and settle in for a cruise along a string of quaint communities among the farmland and forests.

Winding, tree-arched roads offer sights and sounds of bustling businesses, excellent eateries, and friendly folks giving a warm welcome to White County.

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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.

Hop in and hold on as the fields meet the horizon and happy memories wait ahead. 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.

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Greers Ferry Lake Greers Ferry Lake is a favorite water playground nestled in the foothills of the Ozarks in north central Arkansas. This 40,000 acre masterpiece pleases water enthusiasts of all types. The lake is surrounded by an abundance of rock bluffs, trees, and wildlife in addition to historic Native American sites and history.

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The lake, formed by Greers Ferry Lake Dam, was completed in 1962.

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The lake and dam were dedicated October 3rd, 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, his last public appearance before his trip to Dallas. Greers Ferry Lake is known for its pristine shoreline and deep crystal waters that provide a wonderful opportunity for enjoying nature in all its glory.

Greers Ferry Lake 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!

GReers Ferry Lake Greers Ferry Lake is made up of two big bodies of water connected by a “narrows.” The “Big Water” is the largest open area of the lake on the south side. The north side or “North Shore” is where you’ll find the majestic Sugar Loaf Mountain Island, which rises 500 feet from the water. A favorite for hikers, kayakers, and photographers. The view is breathtaking. A number of small, intriguing islands interrupt the open lake. 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 plus 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. 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 underneath them. You can get there in a kayak or canoe by launching from the boat access at Old Highway 25 Campground near Tumbling Shoals.

Greers Ferry Lake Greers Ferry Lake Dam was developed to abate the critical need for flood control, but what resulted behind the magnificent structure was a glistening lake and one of the foremost recreational areas in the state. To create the dam and lake, four towns were submerged, and 27 cemeteries and many homes moved. Today there are 15 public parks around the lake with more than 1,200 campsites, picnic tables, grills, launch ramps, and protected swimming areas.

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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 for the perfect fishing hole in wide or narrow spots, weed beds, pools, shoals, or off the island. 8

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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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A Fly Fishing Mecca

For more than 50 years, thousands of people have flocked to try their hand a casting out in hopes to catch the big one on the beautiful Little Red. And along the way, these fishermen were most certainly hosted and cared for by the Lindsey family. Originally called Rainbow Resort, Lindsey’s is a full-service trout fishing resort that has helped shape the history of the Little Red River.

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A Fly Fishing Mecca There are a few secrets to share for your best catch yet. Use light tackle and small lures. Ultralight spinning rigs with two- to 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.

Trout Fishing at the Little red river “We like to say that we’ve been here longer than the trout.” That’s what Lindsey White, the resort’s general manager, told a local reporter. He is part of the First Family at Lindsey’s Resort – son of Terri Lindsey White and her husband Sonny, grandson of the late Bill Sr. and his wife Mavis (AKA Nana) and nephew to Terri’s brother Billy. The story begins in 1965 when Bill Lindsey was standing on a hill while looking out on his land. He had a dream of building a fishing resort for families, one that he could run with his own family: wife, Mavis, and their children, Terri and Billy. At the time, there was not a lot going on in that area, but he gradually earned enough money to build a unique resort that would be the home and workplace for four generations of his family. Once you book a stay at this delightful resort, you may not want to leave. You’ll be surrounded by the soothing sounds of the tranquil river while staying in cozy, rustic log cabins with remarkable river views. Feeling a bit more adventurous? Pitch a tent in the scenic campground for a true outdoors experience. Or bring your RV for a stay at the full hook-up RV park. You’ll be amazed by the world-class fishing guide services. And don’t worry about hauling your own bait. The bait shop has you covered. If you want to venture out into the waters on your own, rent a boat – or even a party barge – at the nearby marina. And don’t forget to bring your appetite. You’ll want to try some of the enticing dishes at the resort’s renowned Pot O’ Gold Restaurant. And no visit is complete without stopping by and saying hello to Nana, Terri, and Lindsey. You’ll experience a history of generations and what it’s like living on the Little Red River.

Mossy Bluff Trail overlook 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!

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History Presidential Vision

Stand where John F. Kennedy did as he dedicated the Greers Ferry Lake Dam in one of his final appearances before his death. (Dam Site)

Natural Vision

The National Fish Hatchery is nestled along the beautiful tail waters of the Little Red River, producing 1 million rainbow trout annually.(Heber Springs)

Wide-eyed Visions

Who knew there was so much to see and do on the river and lake? The William Carl Garner Visitor Center sure does! (Heber Springs)

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The magnificent Greers Ferry Lake Dam was developed to abate the critical need for flood control. Named after William V. “Bud” Greer who ran his ferry during the 1800s, the dam’s dedication and opening were celebrated on October 3, 1963 with more than 10,000 Arkansans present to hear President John F. Kennedy proclaim, “It serves as an example to the rest of the country of what we want to do to make it possible for those who come after us to have a better life.”

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Dedication of Greers Ferry Lake Dam, at which President John F. Kennedy gives an impassioned speech that is to be his last

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Greers Ferry Lake Dam selected as Corps of Engineers Project of the Year

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Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River Cleanup, started by Carl Garner, chief engineer of the dam

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William Carl Garner Visitor Center opens

50th Anniversary Dedication Ceremony features remarks by President Bill Clinton

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50th Anniversary of the Greers Ferry Lake/Little Red River Annual Clean up

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Keep America Beautiful’s first National Public Lands Day launches using Greers Ferry Lake and Little Red River annual day of shoreline cleanup as its model 21


Van Buren County

A Western Gateway to Greers Ferry Lake, Outdoor Adventures Are As Alive Today as They Were in 1833 On November 11, 1833, the Arkansas Territorial Legislature formed Van Buren County, naming it in honor of the Vice President of the United States, Martin Van Buren. Van Buren became the 29th county in the territory.

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Arkansas offered rich and unsettled lands along the White and Arkansas Rivers. And for the settlers who preferred the hill country and a simpler way of life Van Buren County was just as inviting as a cool breeze on a hot southern day. The first settlers were mainly English, Irish and Scottish. The county attracted people from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi, the Carolinas, and even Illinois and Missouri. Van Buren County was truly a melting pot of people with different backgrounds and cultures. Early settlers came as adventurers, hunters and farmers, and this trend continues today.


NATURAL WONDERS & RICH HISTORY ABOUND THROUGHOUT VAN BUREN COUNTY.

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Meander through the winding roads of Clinton, the county seat of Van Buren County, located centrally at the convergence of three rivers: the south fork of Little Red River, the Archey Fork River, and Town Branch Creek. “Three Rivers” sculpture by Arkansas artist Hank Kaminsky rests at the downtown park and depicts Clinton’s colorful history. (Opposite Page)

natural bridge This formation of sandstone stretches 100 feet across and is believed to be millions of years old. While you’re there be sure to catch a glimpse of the old country store, cabin and original still. Word has it that the Jesse James gang hung out here.

SHIRLEY TRAIN BRIDGE Head east on Hwy 16 from Clinton towards 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. Today locals and visitors alike enjoy kayaking & fishing along the banks of the river by the Shirley Bridge. Cycling along the old Missouri and North Arkansas train tracks is popular for adventure seekers as well as exploring the many ATV trails. Visit Little Red River Outfitters in Shirley for information, tours, and guided trips. Historical sites include the Van Buren County Museum and Clinton’s two-story courthouse of native stone. Travel to the home of family farms, fresh produce, and flourishing fields in the close-knit community of Shirley, Scotland or Alread. Shirley is home to Wade Lucas Farms. Scotland is also home to 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. The city of Alread hosts one of the more unique old-fashioned Independence Day celebrations.

national chuck wagon race Held every Labor Day Weekend, the National Championship Chuckwagon Races host more than 20,000 people each year. Dan and Peggy Eoff’s family event has grown into the world’s largest chuckwagon race. Camp out and count on a good time as you experience a one-of-a-kind weekend in the Ozarks.

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Clinton A little town with a big heart located in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

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Indulge your love of history with a tour of historic downtown and experience local flavor at one of several top-rated area restaurants. Explore waterfalls, camp under the stars, and relax with fishing, boating, or a scenic motorcycle ride in nearby Choctaw at Choctaw Park.

Clinton, located in the beautiful valley where the Archey Fork RIver and the Little Red RIver converge, was established in 1842, and became the county seat of Van Buren County in 1844. This spacious town off Hwy 65 greets you with comforts and amenities within easy reach. Browse countless antique malls and boutiques for one-of-a-kind items to share with folks back home.

GREERS FERRY LAKE ARIAL VIEW FROM CLINTON, AR

Enjoy a picnic at Archey Fork Park Pond, take in a concert at the nearby amphitheatre, or make a day of it at South Fork Nature Center.

Marcus Austin & Mary West, 1907


CLINTON’S NATURAL WONDERS ILLICIT JOY FROM EVERY VIEW.

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This quaint little town packs a big punch in experiences to delight the soul. No less than magical is the best way to describe this hidden oasis at the foothills of the Ozarks. Turn east on Highway 95, just south of Clinton, to reach the Choctaw side of the lake, featuring a stunning park & campground right next to the area’s newest marina.

SOUTH FORK nATURE cENTER Enjoy two miles of nature trails on Greers Ferry Lake in Choctaw, featuring a pioneer cabin and a newly-constructed pavilion. Free admission, open year-round, and pet-friendly!

KAYAKING BLUFFTON FALLS Kayaking the Bluffton Falls Preserve is a local favorite and can be accessed by private tour through Archey Fork Outfitters in Clinton. You’ll be rewarded with views like the one above. Enjoy history and heritage at the Van Buren County Museum, or stroll down Main Street to see the historic Van Buren County Courthouse and look for historical markers and murals. Or stop in the Pottery Shop – Bigfoot sightings? Giant pink flamingos? What else will you encounter at one of the top gift shops on Hwy 65? If your road trip runs low on coffee, don’t miss Rock-n-Java. Our region boasts its own locally-roasted organic blend. Grab a cup, a great café meal, and shop locally-made pottery, overlooking Archey Fork Park.

archey fest Archey Fest, Clinton’s Independence Day celebration, takes place each year at Archey Fork Park. Enjoy live music, an antique car show, fireworks, and festivities. Catch other year round events at Archey Fork Park. Outdoor movie anyone?

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Camping, Marinas, Safety Camping

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 visit GoSeeDoAR.org • Cherokee • Hill Creek • Choctaw • JFK Overlook • Cove Creek • Mill Creek Park • Dam Site • Narrows • Devil’s Fork • Old Hwy 25 • 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

Boating Safety Tips

• Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.

Community Relocation Information

• Check all safety equipment, replace and repair before launching.

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.

• File a float plan with family and friends.

Climate

Fairfield Bay (501) 884-6030

• Be a courteous boater, follow the rules of the water.

Shiloh (501) 825-6237

• Swimming near or under platforms on outboard motorboats, where CO2 (carbon monoxide) fumes accumulate, can kill.

Sugar Loaf (501) 654-2555

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Swimming Safety Tips

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.

Call 911 for any water or land emergency.

• Wear a Coast Guard approved life jacket, many types and styles are available.

• Avg. Annual Snow: Total less than 4 inches.

Water Safety Tips

• Never swim alone, always swim with a buddy and in designated areas.

• Van Buren County: Approx: 1.5 hours from Little Rock

Emergency & Safety Information

• Wear Coast Guard approved life jackets when around water. • Water and alcohol do not mix. • Check weather forecast before embarking on activities. • Be aware of YOUR personal water skill and knowledge.

Location

• Diving or jumping from cliffs and bluffs invites tragedy.

• Cleburne County: Approx: 1.25 hours from Little Rock

• Always supervise children of all ages when around open bodies of water.

• White County: Approx: 1 hour from Little Rock • Woodruff County: Approx. 1.5 hours from Little Rock

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Fairfield Bay A community built on a dream view “From the top of the hill,” now in the Chelsea Glade area, the lake could be seen for 15 miles in either direction. Right there on the crest of the hill, Fairfield Bay was conceived. When John F. Kennedy dedicated the dam in October 1963, plans were well underway to begin a resort community on the northern shore of this new lake. In 1965, the first 4,000 acres was purchased from the Nebraska Tie and Lumber company.

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In January, 1966, the marina opened with 12 slips, a gas dock, and became a gather­ ing place for people to experience this amazing new recreation area.

Fun, sun & water adventures Explore waterfalls, camp under the stars, find a sweet swimming hole, zip across the water in the only CraigCat on the lake, or perhaps simply kayak into the most amazing sunset. Fishing on the lake is superb, as every game fish native to the state has been stocked here. Looking for a lake cruise? Hop on the Belle of the Bay, or catch the Sugar Loaf Mountain Island shuttle (daily) to hike the historic trail to amazing panoramic views. The Fairfield Bay Marina is the happening place to be.


If you love the outdoors, you’ll run out of daylight before you run out of adventures.

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Fairfield Bay offers a breath of pure mountain air to hike in, crystal clear waters to swim in, and a colorful countryside to go ATV/UTVing. Take your pick...each and every day.

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Indian Rock House Cave Even our history lessons will ROCK your world. 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. This 50 feet high natural sandstone structure was both shelter and tribal meeting place as far back as 1000 BC and contains several petroglyphs.

For the true outdoor enthusiast, nothing quite compares to hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain Island standing 1,000 feet tall in the middle of Greers Ferry Lake. This 300 million-year-old mountain is one of the nation’s first designated National Scenic Trails - with the view from the top being a breathtaking reward! Getting to the island is half the adventure: take the Sugar Loaf Shuttle (daily) from the Fairfield Bay Marina or rent a kayak and venture out on your own.

Fairfield Bay - where the fun is on par with the game. If you love golf, you’ve come to the right place. This city boasts two 18-hole championship golf courses: Indian Hills Golf Resort and Mountain Ranch, featuring the best of the beauty of the Ozarks. Ask about foot golf. Parks, pools and picnics are our specialty. Where else can you go from playing minigolf, basketball or foot golf, to taking a refreshing dip, to dinner at the outdoor grill? And if the daylight’s fading? We’ll keep the lights on for you. Try playing tennis or pickleball on one of 8 lighted courts. Fairfield Bay’s parks are a wonderland for all ages. Track away on any one of the 10 Bay Trails – more than 30 miles of developed trails bursting with wildlife, natural rock formations, and waterfalls. Scattered around the city, these trails are a daily reminder of the natural beauty that is part of life in The Bay. Looking for ATV/UTV trails? How about 90 miles of them, and more being added. As you fly through the stream beds, rocks and woods, you can’t help but feel the rush of adrenaline. With excellent signage and both digital and printed maps, you’ll be exploring Fairfield Bay like you never have before. Be sure to try our ATV/UTV excursion tour for up to 6 riders - where you’ll experience the NEW 20 acre fun park. Can’t wait to get here and stay for the weekend? We can help! Now open is the new pet-friendly Cobblestone Inn and Suites with restaurant and spa. It’s right next to our amazing Conference Center that houses the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery, plays, and music, and it is perfect for conferences, weddings, and reunions.

Arkansas’ Butterfly City Fairfield Bay has long had a love affair with butterflies, where local Master Gardeners have fostered a lovely butterfly sanctuary garden. Recently named Arkansas’ first ‘Monarch City USA’, the community has begun to take their love of butterflies further a field, spreading milkweed around the city to help the “king of the butterflies” on their migration journey. Butterflies spread a bit of life’s sunshine among us all.

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The Little Red River, where it all began. 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 life, John and his three brothers-in-law 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

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mouth of Devil’s Fork on the Little Red River. The Greers Ferry Lake Dam was dedi­ cated on October 3, 1963 by President John F. Kennedy. The Dam and Lake were developed to abate the critical need for flood control along the river valley but what resulted behind the magnificent structure was a glistening lake and one of the foremost recreational areas in the state. Whether you’re looking for lake or river fun, Cleburne County offers something for everyone.


A DAY ON GREERS FERRY LAKE IS FULL OF NATURAL ADVENTURES.

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Greers Ferry Lake spans 40,745 acres and includs 276 miles of shoreline. Water adventures are bountiful year round on this beautiful lake, ranked as one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in the nation.

sugarloaf mountain Sugarloaf Mountain in Heber Springs stands nearly 700 feet above the valley overlooking the Little Red River. This landlocked location provides perfect views of the sunrise or sunset and is a popular location with various trails for all levels of 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.

GREERS FERRY LAKE The lake is made up of two big bodies of water connected by a “narrows.” “The Big Water” is the largest open area of the lake on the south side near Heber Springs. The north side of the lake, near the small town of Greers Ferry, offers visitors a different scenic view. Whatever area you choose to visit, make time to see it all. Each area has something different and unique to offer. Water abounds in Cleburne County and visitors will enjoy year round and seasonal water sports from kayaking, wakeboarding, swimming, fishing, cliff jumping, stand up paddle boarding, or simply floating. There are many opportunities for other outdoor adventures such as hiking, waterfalls, watchable wildlife, and other geological wonders. If you’re up for an adventurous kayaking challange, try the first few miles of river below Greers Ferry Dam. They are strewn with boulders, making a challenging float for paddlers, especially when the generators are running.

BARNETT ACCESS & Winkley SHOALS Barnett Access. You know the fishing’s good here, because it’s where Howard “Rip” Collins caught his world-record 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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Heber Springs Seven natural springs, a dam, a lake & a river.

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The seven natural springs had a popularity and a following all their own as Spring Park has been attracting people since the 1930s, well before the town was named Heber Springs.

Heber Springs was originally called Sugar Loaf until 1910 when the name was changed to avoid confusion with another post office also called Sugar Loaf. Many people believe that Heber Springs was named after the seven natural springs that flow from the ground located near the center of town in what is now known as Spring Park. However,

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the founder, Max Frauenthal, named Heber in honor of a prominent doctor from Memphis, where he was also from at the time.

The park is home to a walking trail and other outdoor entertainment and hosts a variety of events each year, including Spring Fest. Heber Springs


A SEA OF EMERALD GREEN AND A VIEW OF TWO WORLDS. As a gateway entrance to Greers Ferry Lake and the Little Red River, the United States Corps of Engineers completed Greers Ferry Lake Dam in 1962, and dedication by President John F. Kennedy in October of 1963. 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. View the Dam from JFK Overlook. Hike the Mossy Bluff or Buckeye Trail and get a majestic view of the River from above, or simply enjoy the winding path through the woods. Pick up the trail from behind the Wm. Carl Garner Visitor Center.

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bridal veil falls Take a trip off Hwy 25 in Heber Springs and discover this delightful paradise. Named for its resemblance of the veil of a bride. With an elevation of 584 feet, this site is breathtaking. The falls change with the seasons. Visit after a heavy rain for maximum joy. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring plenty of water.

GREERS FERRY LAKE DAM Greers Ferry Lake Dam is a man-made marvel, but there are natural marvels nearby that you don’t want to miss. Just around the corner from the Wm. Carl Garner Visitor Center you’ll find Collins Creek. A great place for picnics, or an afternoon hike shaded by trees, flora and fawna. Here you’ll enjoy waterfalls throughout the trail. A great place to be still and just relax for awhile or even meditate with the faint noise of the falls in the background. Another natural beauty nearby is Bridal Veil Falls. A popular spot to watch one of our area’s most beautiful waterfalls. Don’t be surprised if you see someone get down on one knee and offer up a proposal of lifelong love. The waterfall has that effect on visitors and locals alike. You might even hear what sounds like wedding bells in the faint distance.

Trumpeter swans More than 100 swans leave the Midwest for Arkansas and provide a beautiful bird watching opportunity November through February. View from Magness Lake or check into local “Swan Packages” during season.

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White County White County, Arkansas: an inspiring destination within your reach. Since its formation in 1835, White County has played a part in the rich history of Arkansas. A few must-sees are the White County Courthouse located on the square in Searcy, the oldest working courthouse in Arkansas, and the Judsonia Bridge. Completed in 1924, it is significant as the only known swing bridge in Arkansas designed as a cantilever. Wherever you end up in the county, there’s plenty of fun to experience. The city of Bald Knob is known for its strawberries and the popular Who Dat’s Cajun Restaurant. It also boasts the MoPac Rail Museum located downtown 52

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Send your someone special a note from the community of Romance, Arkansas. Every year thousands of people send their postcards to the post office to be postmarked. While you’re there, visit Romance Falls, known as the old Romance Swimming Hole, located behind the Post Office. Although on private property, if the gate is open you are allowed to take the short stroll to the falls. However, no one is allowed in the water. The Falls are also rented out for weddings and events.

Downtown Beebe, Arkansas next to the railroad. Don’t forget to stop at The Bulldog Restaurant, a local favorite, for their famous strawberry shortcake. In celebration of the berry harvest, Strawberry HomeFest is held in May.

Arkansas State University-Beebe, a two-year college offering degrees and technical certificates, is located in Beebe. Visitors come to partake in the city’s flea markets, antique shops, and the annual Bargains Galore on 64. The event is a three-day yard sale along Highway 64 that runs from Beebe to Fort Smith.


White county’s outdoor opportunities are plentiful.

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A paradise for sportsmen and hunters, the 17,000 acre Henry Gray/ Hurricane Lake Wildlife Refuge boasts excellent hunting for mallards and white tail deer and offers great fishing. The other prime hunting spot is the Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge, where hunting for wintering waterfowl is available on about half of the refuge’s 14,800 acres.

RoZark Hills Coffee Roasterie Let the aroma of the county’s only coffee roasterie, RoZark Hills Coffee Roasterie, lure you to Rose Bud. There you will find an array of freshly roasted coffee blends, products, and even teas. Their coffee is found in coffee houses across the state.

Henry Gray/ Hurricane Lake Wildlife Refuge Fishermen delight in the world-renowned tail waters of the Little Red River. Well known to fly fishermen, Pangburn has a great mix of shoals and deep water offering opportunities to catch rainbow and brown trout. There are many guides in the area that can take you to the sweet spots on the river. After you get your fill of fishing, stop by the Pangburn Museum which features the history of the old railroad town. Lake Barnett is one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s most picturesque fishing spots. The lake’s most prominent landmark is Red Bluff, a 150-foot rock formation jutting high above the water at mid-lake on the north shore. Kayaking and fishing are favorite past times on the lake. Largemouth bass, bluegills and redear sunfish are foremost on the minds of most anglers visiting Lake Barnett, although the lake also has healthy populations of channel catfish and crappies. One of Arkansas’ oldest cities, Georgetown was established when early settlers landed on the banks of the White River after navigating north west off the Mississippi River. The river is large enough for barge traffic and is another great fishing location in our county. Finish off your visit to the county by hitting the Rock ‘N’ Roll Highway 67 in Bald Knob. Its name is derived from the rockabilly music performed at nightclubs and other venues located on the highway by legendary progenitors of the genre.

Fair & Festivals The White County Fair is the largest county fair in the state of Arkansas. Held the week after Labor Day, the event brings in over 50,000 people a year. The fair features a concert, rodeo performances, carnival rides, livestock exhibition, senior day, a demolition derby, and all your favorite carnival food. White County loves to celebrate the 4th of July. Beebe, Floyd, Higginson, Judsonia and Pangburn host 4th of July events. The City of Pangburn holds an all-day celebration that features political speakers, live bands and dancing, food and fireworks.

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Searcy offers small town charm with big time opportunities. Opportunities like fishing and boating on the Little Red River or Lake Barnett, miles of biking, hiking and walking trails right inside the city limits, or yoga on the square. Opportunities to experience history, moving performances, unique boutiques, and to experience the local flavor. Searcy’s history is alive in our revitalized downtown area. The White County Courthouse is located on the square. Built in 1871, the two-story stone and brick building is known for its elaborate clock tower. It is also the oldest working courthouse in Arkansas. Walk across the 56

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The city’s founding is due to the White Sulphur Springs located in Spring Park. The springs were developed for their purported healing properties, which attracted many to our area. The well still stands in the park today as a testament to its significance. While in our downtown area, stop in at Wild Sweet William’s Custom Bakery for world-class pastries or visit Savor + Sip Creperie for a tasty crepe and coffee. Burrito Day can ease your craving for a mouth watering burrito, or if a plate lunch sounds more appealing, then visit the Lunch Box. Feeling crafty? We have you covered. Register for a stained-glass class at Glass from the Past on the square, sign up for a jewelry making class at The Artistry, or let your children paint to their hearts’ content. at AJ’s Art Studio.


A GREAT WEEKEND GETAWAY, THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE ENDLESS.

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Our area also hosts fantastic festivals. The monthly Beats and Eats is bringing nightlife to Searcy with its monthly music event. The Searcy Get Down Downtown Festival is a free, fun-filled family event featuring musicians & artists from the Mid-South. The Holiday of Lights Festival brightens Searcy during Christmas, with a lighted parade and ice skating rink.

Biblical Museum Named after a teacher of biblical history, the Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology seeks to help people understand the world of the bible as one not unlike ours. Over 100 artifacts are on display. The museum is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and is located in the McInteer Bible Studies Building on the campus of Harding University. Summer hours are by appointment. Call 501-279-4448.

Pioneer Village Take a step back in time at Pioneer Village, a collage of buildings and other artifacts from our history. The Village hosts several open house events that feature volunteers in period costumes sharing some facts about the buildings and pioneer life. In addition, they demonstrate pioneer crafts, including blacksmithing, spinning, and leather working. The village is located on Higginson Street and is maintained by the historical society, who also works to preserve Smyrna Church, the oldest church building in White County. Searcy is blessed to have many cultural opportunities for our citizens including museums, performance theaters, and musical events. Harding University houses the Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archeology, which features more than 100 antiquities and the Stevens Art Gallery. Both are free to the public. If you love theater and great food, then pay a visit to the Center on the Square or the Harding Summer Diner Theater. For more information, visit www.centeronthesquare.org or www.harding.edu. Enjoy fishing or kayaking on the Little Red River, Lake Barnett, or one of the local wildlife refuges. Hiking can be enjoyed at the City of Searcy’s Riverside Park with over 100 acres of explorable area, or take a ride on the city bike trail. A great selection of antiques, vintage wares, fun upcycled items, and homemade crafts are available in Searcy’s many flea markets and antique shops. The Bees Knees, Old Hippy Antiques, and the Searcy Emporium are a few of the establishments in town.

Black House The “Historic Black House” located at 300 East Race is a pre-Civil War home that serves as the Searcy Art Gallery. The two-story Greek revival building was one of the first 100 Arkansas buildings placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Gallery hosts multiple exhibits annually and includes a gift shop. Admission is free.

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Woodruff County A River Runs Through It

Arkansas is home to many pristine waters. But Woodruff County is lucky enough to have three winding rivers running through it. The elusive ivory-billed woodpecker put the Cache River on the national map when it was spotted living among the trees on its banks. And the White River finds its way south via Augusta. With fields growing everything from cotton and soybeans to corn and rice, Woodruff boasts friendly and flavorful towns. The county seat of Augusta was originally established as a Native American village called “Chickasaw Crossing,” and the area prompts memories of the old Arkansas days. Be sure to explore the Woodruff County courthouse, Gothic Revival-styled Presbyterian Church, Victorian homes and 60

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A button factory once graced Augusta, manufacturing mother-of-pearl buttons from shells of the Mississippi River. It was in operation from the early 1900’s until 1930, and remnants of shells remain along the riverbank to this day. Perfect circles remain where the buttons were cut. Be on the lookout while walking the banks of the White River in the county seat. The Old General Store


Whether it’s hunting or fishing, dining or shopping, Woodruff County offers plenty of good company and good times. 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, also boasts buildings with 20th-century 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!

River WALK 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 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. 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.

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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.

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.

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Like many towns in the region, McCrory boomed when the first railcar passed through in the 1880s. Experience the local culture hosted events in the renowned Ken Theater where you can enjoy a variety of musical and theatrical performances throughout the year.

These Delta towns are alive and thriving, exciting, and unexpected. When you are here you feel like family, and you’re treated as such. Few of these places still exist in the world. Don’t miss your chance to visit this unique area.

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Facilities and Services

Art • Antiques • Gifts Crafts • Florists

Eden Isle Marina 10 Yacht Harbor Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2232

City of Searcy 401 W. Arch Ave., Searcy 72143 (501) 268-2483

Fairfield Bay Marina 4350 Ar 330 Hwy S., Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 884-6030

City of Shirley 489 Hwy. 9 N., P.O. Box 195, Shirley 72153 (501) 723-8290

Lindsey’s Resorts 350 Rainbow Loop, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3139

Cleburne County 300 W. Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-4605

Peters Sugar Loaf Marina P.O. Box 233 (Sugar Loaf Park), Higden 72067 (501) 654-2555

Clinton Advertising & Promotion Commission 628 Main St., Clinton 72031  (501) 745-8110

Red River Trout Dock 285 Ferguson Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2197

Clinton Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 52, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6500

Attractions • Golfing • Museums

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers P.O. Box 1088, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2416

Fairfield Bay Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 1159, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-888-244-4FUN

Cleburne County Historical Museum 102 S. Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-5225

Wagon Circle RV Park 4009 Libby Rt., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-8070

Fairfield Bay Community Club P.O. Box 1370, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-800-285-9885

Indian Rock House/ Log House Museum Fairfield Bay 72088  (501) 884-3324

Chambers Of Commerce Cities • Counties • Clubs

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

Antique Warehouse of Arkansas 9256 Ar 65 Hwy N., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-5842 Faye’s Diamond Mine 125 Bone Rd., P.O. Box 1230, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8434 Old Hippy Antiques 2708 East Race Ave., Searcy 72143  (501) 278-7336 Woodgrove Antiques & Tea Room 314 Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 269-2284 McCrory Flower Shop 107 Edmonds St., P.O. Box 432, McCrory 72101 (870) 731-2493

Natural Bridge of Arkansas 1120 Natural Bridge Rd., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2357 Ozark Folk Center 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View 72560 (870) 269-3871 Performing Arts Center on the Square 219 West Arch, Searcy 72143  (501) 368-0111 River Oaks Golf Club of Searcy, LLC 1 Golf Course Drive, Searcy 72143  (501) 279-4653 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

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Augusta Chamber of Commerce 101 2nd St., Augusta 72006 (870) 347-1802 Bald Knob Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 338, Bald Knob 72010  (501) 724-3140 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 72012  (501) 882-6295 City of Clinton 342 Main St., P.O. Box 970, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8110

Greers Ferry Area Chamber of Commerce 8101 Edgemont Rd., Suite 4 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

City of McCrory 109 N. Jackson, P.O. Box 897, McCrory 72101 (870) 731-2041

North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education P.O. Box 1676, Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 745-2146

City of Rosebud 5916 Hwy 36 W, Rose Bud 72137 (501 )556-4967

Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce 2323 S. Main, Searcy 72143  (501) 268-2458


Searcy Municipal Airport 2609 South Main, Searcy 72143 (501) 279-1080 Searcy Regional Economic Development Corp. 2323 South Main St., 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

Fishing Guides Canoe • Kayak Rental Friday Fly Fishing Little Red River (501) 944-9426 Little Red River Outfitters 552 Hwy 9, Shirley 72153 (501) 250-5560 Lindsey’s Resorts 350 Rainbow Loop, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3139 Red River Trout Dock 285 Ferguson Rd., Heber Springs 72543  (501) 362-2197

Communications Radio Stations

Sore Lip’em All Pangburn 72121 (501) 230-0730

Crain Media Spring Street, Searcy 72143 (501) 268-7123

Sulphur Creek Outfitters 625 S 7th St, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 691-0138

KFFB 106.1/FM P.O. Box 1050, Fairfield Bay 72088 1-800-356-5106, (501) 723-4850

Tailwater Fishing 1304 West Center Ave. Searcy 72143 (501) 207-1770

KWCK 99.9/FM 111 North Springs St., Searcy 72143 (501) 268-7123

Hotels • Motels• Resorts • B&B

Financial Institutions

Abbe House Inn & Sports Resort 3144 Riverbend Dr., Heber Springs 72543 (877) 250-2223

AgHeritage Farm Credit Services 2620 South Main St., Searcy 72143 (501) 268-3524

Best Western 501 Willow St., Searcy 72143 (501) 279-9191

Eagle Bank & Trust Company P.O. Box 1030, 2nd & Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-5821

Blue Clouds Resort 10645 Edgemont Rd./P.O. Box 141 Edgemont 72044 (501) 723-4999

Edward Jones Amy Daniels, Financial Advisor 1111 South Main,  Searcy 72143  (501) 305-3044

Cabins on the Cove P.O. Box 192, 5455 Lake Dr. (Hwy. 336 E.), Choctaw 72028 (501) 745-7336

First Community Bank 306 East Beebe-Capps, Searcy 72143 (501) 207-6000 First Security Bank P.O. Box 1009, Searcy 72143  (501) 279-3400 First Service Bank 486 Hwy. 65 N., P.O. Box 1589,  Clinton 72031 (501) 745-7200 RiverWind Bank 1241 West Beebe-Capps Expwy.,  Searcy 72143 (501) 278-3082

Clinton Super 8 Motel 2008 Hwy. 65 S., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8810 Cobblestone Inn & Suites 100 Lost Creek Pkwy., Fairfield Bay, (888) 693-8262 Hampton Inn 209 S Poplar At, Searcy 72143 (501)278-9922

Professional Services Health Care Facilities Universities Arkansas State University – Beebe 1000 W Iowa St., Beebe 72012 (501) 882-3600 Arkansas State University - Heber Springs 101 River Crest Dr.,Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-1100 Arkansas State University-Searcy 800 E Moore Ave, Searcy 72145 (501) 882-4405 Baptist Health Medical Center 800 Bypass Rd., Heber Springs 72543  (501) 887-3000 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 Harding University 915 E Market Ave., Searcy 72143  (501) 279-4000 Indian Rock Village, LLC 265 Dave Creek Pkwy., Fairfield Bay 72088  (501) 884-3210 Taylor’d Marketing 46 Inverness Circle, Little Rock 72212  (501) 813-7155 Unity Health 3214 E. Race, Searcy 72143  (501) 268-6121

Real Estate 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 Donham Realty 8475 Edgemont Rd., Greers Ferry 72067  (501) 825-7002

Quality Inn & Conference Center 3450 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543  (501) 362-1000

Goodwin & Herman Associates 170 Lost Creek Pkwy., P.O. Box 1290, Fairfield Bay 72008 (501) 884-4885

Red River Trout Dock 285 Ferguson Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-2197

United Country/ Arkansas Mtn. Real Estate Clinton 72031  (501) 745-2296

Sugar Maple Inn 8546 Edgemont Rd. (Hwy. 16), Greers Ferry 72607 (501) 825-8501

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Bentleys Café & Gift Shop 7965 Edgemont Rd, Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-8884 Bulldog Restaurant 3614 Hwy. 367, Bald Knob 72010 (501) 724-5195 Blue Line Diner 8317 Edgemont Rd, Greers Ferry 82067 (501) 825-2014 Burrito Day 108 East Center Ave., Searcy 72143  (501) 368-5545 Daisey’s Lunch Box 311 North Spruce, Searcy 72143 (501) 281-0927 Good Measure Market 614 S. Main St., Searcy 72143  (501) 268-9000

Mack’s Fish House 559 Wilburn Rd., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-6225

Serenity Farm Bread P.O. Box 543, Leslie 72645 (870) 447-2211

Sonic Drive-In of Heber Springs 1220 Hwy. 25 B N., Heber Springs 72543  (501) 362-3355

Sowell’s Furniture 207 West Arch, Searcy 72143 (501) 268-8100

Wade Lucas Farms 8246 Hwy 16 East, Shirley, AR 72153 (501) 723-7272

Retail Sales • Services Astrid Rose Event Center 411 Llama Dr., Searcy 72143 (501) 368-8279 Faye’s Diamond Mine Hwy. 65 N., P.O. Box 1230, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-8434 F.L. Davis Cash Lumber 160 Park St., P.O. Box 1219, Clinton 72031 (501) 745-6801

The Wedding Barn 317 Little Red Mountain Rd., Pangburn 72121 (501) 593-0051 White River Supply 105 N. 1st St., Augusta 72006 (870) 347-2222 Utilities AT&T (Bus. & Res.)  (800) 499-7928 Centerpoint Reliant Energy 2802 East Race, Searcy 72143   (800) 992-7552 Community Water System 299 Lakeshore Dr., Greers Ferry 72067  (501) 825-7294

Janssen’s Lakefront Restaurant 9999 Edgemont Rd., Edgemont 72044 (501) 723-4480

Greenway Equipment 1601 Wilbur D. Mills, Kensett, 72082 (501) 742-3373

Jitterbug Coffeehouse 109 W Main St., Heber Springs 72543 (501) 206-2233

Ingers Butikk 7644 Greers Ferry Rd, Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 825-6660

First Electric Co-op Corp. P.O. Box 1508, Heber Springs 72543 (501) 362-3166

L’Attitude Bistro 1303 Hwy 65 S., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-4888

Recycled Development 7905 Edgemont Rd, Greers Ferry 72067 (501) 551-8878

Petit Jean Electric P.O. Box 37, 270 Quality Dr., Clinton 72031 (501) 745-2493

Little Red Restaurant 337 Snead Dr., Fairfield Bay 72088 (501) 884-3800

RV Fog Doctor 2210 Dodge Ave, Searcy 72143 (501) 278-3015

Searcy Water & Sewer 300 North Elm, Searcy 72143 (501) 268-2481

Attractions • Gift Shops • Jewelry • Media • Retail

Greers Ferry.....................................................46 Heber Springs……………………………………41 Lake & River Clean Up.....................................17 Sugarloaf Heritage Council..............................40 Van Buren County ...........................................25

Lake & River Resorts • Guides • Retirement Living • Trout Docks Marinas

Financial • Health Real Estate • Education

Restaurants

Entergy of Arkansas (800) 368-3749

Index of Advertisers

F.L. Davis Cash Lumber .................................47 KFFB 106.1 FM................................................17 Ozark Folk Center............................................22

Bed & Breakfasts • Cabins Hotels • Camping • Motels

Cobblestone Inn & Suites………………………35 Wagon Circle RV Park................................. ....47

Chambers of Commerce • Cities • Clubs • Counties

Augusta ………………………………….......….BC Clinton .............................................................24 Cleburne County…………………………………21 Fairfield Bay Community Club........................IFC

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Arkansas State University-Beebe ...................47 Baptist Health Medical Center ........................40 Brawley & Associates Real Estate ...................23 Crye-Leike Realty ............................................47 First Service Bank............................................47 Goodwin & Herman Associates Real Estate.....IBC Unity Health......................................................47

Friday Fly Fishing…..........................................34 Little Red River Outfitters..................................34 L’Attitude Bistro ...............................................47


Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Area Official Regional Guide 2019  

The Greers Ferry Lake, and Little Red River area has been welcoming visitors for over 50 years. An area rich with history and culture that b...

Greers Ferry Lake & Little Red River Area Official Regional Guide 2019  

The Greers Ferry Lake, and Little Red River area has been welcoming visitors for over 50 years. An area rich with history and culture that b...