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[FUN] Things to Do in Heber Springs, Arkansas

There are so many fun things to do in Heber Springs, Arkansas. This town has it all: hiking, camping, swimming, and adventures!

I love Heber Springs. I really do. I grew up camping, swimming, tubing, and having a great time there. I have so many wonderful memories from Heber Springs and Greers Ferry Lake.

After my husband and I married, we started visiting the Little Red River.

Honestly, there are endless things to do in Heber Springs, AR. There is something for everyone!

Fun Things to Do in Heber Springs, AR

Here are my favorites!

Camping at JFK Campground and Recreation Area

As an Arkansas native, I have camped all over this state. I will go out on a limb and say that Arkansas has some of the best camping in the United States.

camping at the JFK Campground in Heber Springs AR

For me, nothing compares to camping at the John F. Kennedy Campground and Recreation Area on the Little Red River in Heber Springs, AR.

We go back time and time again and always discover something new.

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Hiking around Heber Springs

There are some great hiking trails in the Heber Springs area including Bridal Veil Falls and Collins Creek Trail.

Collins Creek Trail in Heber Springs, Arkansas is a 1.2 mile “down and back” trail.

collins creek trail heber springs ar

It’s an easy trail that is good for all skill levels. Our 8 and 5 year olds had no problem on this trail and I found it extremely easy to hike while carrying our 2-year-old in a sling on my hip.

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Visit the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery

Just imagine seeing thousands of Rainbow and Brook trout at one time. Pools and pools of trout to watch and enjoy!

Fish Hatchery in Heber Springs AR
Photo from the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery

When we’re near Greers Ferry Lake or the Little Red River, we never miss a chance to visit the Greers Ferry National Fish Hatchery. Observing the trout is an experience everyone should have!

Visit the JFK Overlook of Greers Ferry Dam

The JFK Memorial Overlook is a beautiful place to visit anytime of the year but if you go during the Spring, the field of daffodils are in full bloom.

The view of the Dam is majestic from the overlook. While standing on the overlook platform, it’s hard not to feel like you have stepped back in time.

Greers Ferry Dam JFK Overlook
Greers Ferry Dam from the JFK Overlook

The Greers Ferry Dam was the last thing President John F. Kennedy dedicated before his assassination on November 22, 1963.

It’s worth a visit for the view and the history.

Trout Fishing on the Little Red River

There’s nothing like wading out in the cold waters of the Little Red River to do a little trout fishing. The calmness of the area and the cool air off the water can bring peace to any restless mind.

trout fishing in Arkansas

The Little Red River is one of my favorite places to be. The scenery is breathtaking and the fishing is excellent.

In fact, you will find premier-class trout fishing on the Little Red River.

Ride ATV/ORVs at Fairfield Bay

If you take a scenic, 45 minute drive to the North side of Greers Ferry Lake, you will find the small town of Fairfield Bay. 

This area is very ATV/ORV friendly. 

Also called “UTV in The Bay”, this location has four different trails (blue, yellow, orange, and green). You can download maps from their website.

The Fairfield Bay area has over 90 miles of ATV trails for you to enjoy!

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