The Dam Site Campground in Heber Springs has two great swimming areas! We went camping last weekend and it was a bit too cold to swim but our kids did a lot of wading and splashing!
Best Swimming Areas at the Dam Site Campground
I love the swimming areas at the Dam Site because they are both so different.
Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts’ dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area’s three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose fitness trail. -source
Swimming Area Near the Dam
The first swimming area is in view of the Greers Ferry Dam and it’s next to one of the boat ramps.
This swimming area does not have a sandy beach. Instead, it has a concrete beach.
So, if you don’t like sand in your flip flops, this is where you’ll want to plant yourself.
Swimming Area by the Island
My favorite swimming area is by the island at the Dam Site. There are places to swim on each side of the concrete walking path.
One of the beaches has sand and the other is concrete.
This site also has cliffs that brave folks like to jump off of into the water. I grew up doing this! I’m not sure if I was brave or just dumb but it was a lot of fun. I can’t imagine letting my kids do it but plenty of parents do. Just make sure you are a good swimmer.
Life Jacket Loaning Station
At both swimming areas, you will find life jacket loaner stations. You can use these for free all day and return them when you are finished.
35° 31′ 18.9998″ N
91° 59′ 51.0000″ W
From Heber Springs, AR, take SR-25 3 miles north and follow signs to the campground.
315 HEBER SPRINGS ROAD NORTH
HEBER SPRINGS, AR 72543
*Note: We have also swam at Heber Springs’ only public beach. You can read about that here: REVIEW Sandy Beach in Heber Springs