Greers Ferry Lake is a pristine Ozark Mountain lake surrounded by vistas overlooking crystal clear waters and some of the most beautiful scenery the state of Arkansas has to offer. Dedicated in 1963 by the late President John F. Kennedy, Greers Ferry has over 35,000 acres of water surface and 340 miles of shoreline. With 22 boat ramps, 14 campgrounds, 16 picnic shelters, 9 marinas, 15 designated swim areas and 3 national nature trails, there is no end to the fun to be had. The lake serves as a playground for all types of water sports including boating, skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving and canoeing. For the fisherman, there is simply no better place to practice the art: three world record catches have been pulled from the waters of Greers Ferry and the Little Red River. Species to be found in the lake include large and smallmouth bass, spotted bass, hybrids, crappie, bream, catfish and walleye. The Little Red River is a world-class fishery for brown trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout and rainbow trout. In addition, there are thousands of acres of public hunting grounds in the surrounding area, making this a sportsman's paradise. Hundreds of miles of winding mountain roads are perfect for daytrips and discovering the great outdoors. Community festivals and activities such as Springfest and the Cardboard Boat Races in Heber Springs, Annual Lake Cleanup, the Walleye Classic and other tournaments, the National Championship Chuckwagon Races, motorcycle rallies and antique car shows provide a truly unique experience for the entire family.
Greers Ferry Lake is only minutes away from Mountain View, Arkansas, famous for its excellent trout fishing on the White River and its bluegrass & folk music. Musicians gather around the court square and at the Ozark Folk Center to play bluegrass, folk, and gospel music throughout the year. Sounds of the fiddle, dulcimer, banjo, and guitar can be heard all over town. And, as in years past, you never know what famous musician might "drop in" to play a few songs. The many annual festivals, like the Bean Fest, Bluegrass Festivals, and Arkansas Folk Festival, guarantee you will never lack for entertainment in this "Folk Music Capital of the World".
In the nearby Ozark National Forest, the new mountain bike trail, Sylamo, has been designated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association as one of its Epic Designations. The temperate climate here is perfect for all of the outdoor activities the area is known for, like trout fishing, floating the Buffalo River or hiking the Ozark Highlands Trail. Touring the unique Blanchard Springs Caverns is usually a highlight adventure. Branson, Missouri is only a few hours away.
At Brawley & Associates Real Estate, we invite you to explore our community and welcome you to become a part of it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 501.825.7800. Be sure to check our Recreation page for links for activities throughout the Ozark Mountain area: www.greersferrylake.net/content/recreation.html