Sugarloaf Mountain rises 690 feet above Heber Springs and the surrounding valley. Sugarloaf and Heber Springs and offers a panoramic gateway to the foothills of Arkansas’ beautiful Ozark Mountains. While Sugarloaf’s Summit Trail rewards bold hikers with the incredible vistas shown above, Sugarloaf also offers other more tame trail options, The Osage people called this mountain, “Tonawanda.” The more moderate (1.3 mile) Tonawanda Trail circles Sugarloaf and pays homage to the mountain’s original Osage name.
A handicap accessible trail, the “Hidden Pond Trail”, is paved for easy wheelchair access and relatively flat. This trail offers a great spot for picnicking.
Greer’s Ferry Lake is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in North America. With 400+ miles of shoreline, sparkling water clarity, and scenic vistas, a large surface area that spans two counties and excellent fishing opportunities it’s no surprise that Greers Ferry Lake has become one of the country’s foremost recreational lakes. It is loved by scuba divers, fishermen, photographers, water skiers, wake boarders, sun bathers and island explorers. It’s the perfect spot for spending time with old friends or making new ones. The Fabulous Family Lake House’s location on Eden Isle (a resort development surrounded by Greers Ferry lake) is perfect for lake lovers. If you bring your own boat, Eden Isle Marina (just 1/2 mile from the Fabulous Family Lake House) offers short term boat slip rentals. If you need a boat, the marina offer boat rentals and water toys.
If you’d prefer to enjoy Greers Ferry Lake from the shore, you won’t want to miss “Sandy Beach.” Sandy Beach is a large sandy beach on Greers Ferry Lake. It’s great fun for kids of all ages, and it’s also the home to the annual World Cardboard Boat Racing Championships.
The Little Red River is a world renowned, blue ribbon trout stream. The Little Red River’s cool clear waters emerge from the Greers Ferry Dam that formed Greers Ferry Lake. Rainbow, Cutthroat, Brook and Brown Trout thrive in the Little Red River. The Little Red’s world-class trout fishing, clear waters and beautiful views draw in anglers from across the country and the world.
The Little Red River contains thousands of trout per mile. In 1992, a world record 40 pound 4 ounce German Brown Trout was caught by a local fisherman on 4 pound test line. Large (5 to 8 pound) trout are caught regularly. Brown trout, rainbow trout and brook trout now spawn naturally in the river’s shoals and its tributaries.