The Dam Site Campground in Heber Springs has two great swimming areas! We swim here ALL THE TIME!
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
1. Swimming Area Near the Dam
The first swimming area is in view of the Greers Ferry Dam and it’s next to the boat ramp in Camp Area J.
This swimming area does not have a sandy beach. Instead, it has a concrete beach. HOWEVER, one side does have a big pile of sand for the kids to play in.
So, if you don’t like sand in your flip flops, this is where you’ll want to plant yourself.
2. 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.
If you want to swim here, don’t take the road into the campground. You’ll take a left just before the campground and go into the day use area.
There is a day use fee of $5.
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