Destination guide

Over 40,000 glittering acres of watery fun

Set in the heart of northern Arkansas, Greers Ferry Lake is a mecca for visitors seeking some quality time in the great outdoors. One of the cleanest lakes in the country, the reservoir was formed when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Greers Ferry Dam in 1963 (interesting fact: its dedication was President John F. Kennedy's last public appearance before his death). A Greers Ferry Lake vacation rental in one of the upscale towns and neighborhoods that dot its shores puts you on the doorstep of endless water activities and some of the best fishing in the country.

Things to do

So much to see in the Land of Opportunity

Ever fancy seeing an underwater ghost town? Greers Ferry Lake was formed over an abandoned city, and divers say you can still see some remnants of it today. The Sugar Loaf Mountain Nature Trail lets you discover an island within the lake, plus some fantastic scenic views to boot. The Greers Ferry Dam is worth a visit for the informative visitor center and the vistas from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Overlook. To the west, you'll find the Natural Bridge of Arkansas, an ancient 100-foot sandstone formation used by early pioneers and settlers. Clinton and Heber Springs have historic downtowns to explore.


Be prepared to go home with a whopper of a fish tale

If it involves water, you can probably find it at Greers Ferry Lake. Of course you've got swimming, boating, and water skiing, but the adrenaline junkies might also want to try some invigorating cliff diving or scuba diving. The fishing is top-notch, both on the lake and in attached Little Red River, which has received the prestigious honor of being designated a blue ribbon trout stream. Many of the state's record-setting fish have been caught here. The surrounding forests offer plenty of camping, hiking, and nature walks, so bring your best boots.


From red hot summers to fiery fall foliage

Summer is prime time for Greers Lake Ferry vacation rentals, thanks to high temperatures in the mid-80s to 90s from June to September, perfect for enjoying the cool lake waters. Lows sometimes dip below freezing in the winter months of December to February, but you'll see very little snow. Temps are pleasantly in the 60s and 70s in the shoulder months of spring (March and April) and fall (October and November) -- October is especially great for its stunning leaf displays. Arkansas has been known to see tornadoes in April and May, so check the forecast before you come.

Natural features

A tale of 2 lakes in the Ozark wilderness

Greers Ferry Lake may have 1 name, but it's technically made up of 2 separate lakes connected by a gorge called the Narrows. With over 340 miles of shoreline and 40,500 acres of surface water, the sheer number of fish in this particular pond is more than you could ever hope to count. The shores are dotted with plenty of trees and rocky outcroppings that are home to abundant wildlife. A Greers Ferry Lake vacation rental also puts you near the 1.2 million-acre Ozark National Forest, encompassing Blanchard Springs Caverns and Mount Magazine, the tallest in the state.

Where to stay around Greers Ferry Lake?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 244 vacation rentals near Greers Ferry Lake. From 53 Cabins to 119 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Greers Ferry Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greers Ferry Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Greers Ferry Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mountain View: 219 vacation rentals
  • Heber Springs: 183 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield Bay: 93 vacation rentals
  • Eden Isle: 20 vacation rentals
  • Greers Ferry: 219 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Greers Ferry Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greers Ferry Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Greers Ferry Lake:

  • Mountain View: 219 rentals
  • Heber Springs: 183 rentals
  • Fairfield Bay: 93 rentals
  • Greers Ferry: 219 rentals
  • Searcy: 25 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Greers Ferry Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Greers Ferry Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fairfield Bay Marina: 199 rentals
  • Sandy Beach: 240 rentals
  • Heber Springs Community Center: 237 rentals
  • Mountain Ranch Course: 199 rentals
  • William Carl Garner Visitor Center: 236 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greers Ferry Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.