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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Summer season ending for Greers Ferry Lake

  • September 17 marks end of summer for Greers Ferry Lake
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  • Fall is quickly approaching and with it the end of the summer recreation season at Greers Ferry Lake.  There are still several days to enjoy all that the lake has to offer. Cooler temperatures reduce traffic allowing visitors to take advantage of many recreational opportunities with a more relaxing approach.
    As the recreation season winds down, so does the number of available campsites at Greers Ferry Lake.  Many of our parks will end services Sept. 17. Due to low lake levels some of our boat ramps will be closed until we receive enough rain to open them back up. If the dry weather event continues and lake levels continue to fall, more boat ramps could be closed for safety reasons.
    Park            Camp Loops Open        Boat Ramps Open
    Cherokee         Closed                         Open
    Choctaw        B, D1 - 13                      Open
    Cove Creek      Closed                         Open
    Dam Site         H, M, N                        Open *
    Devils Fork        A, B                           Open
    Heber Springs    Closed                       Open
    Hill Creek              B                           Open
    John F. Kennedy    A, B, C, D               Open
    Mill Creek            Closed                     Closes Dec. 1 *
    Narrows                 A                          Open
    Old 25                Closed                      Road End only
    Page 2 of 2 - Shiloh                Closed                      Open *
    Sugar Loaf             C, D                      Open
    Boat ramps marked with an * are either currently closed or may closed due to low lake levels, but will reopen as the lake rise to appropriate levels.
    For those of you who like to plan ahead, it's not too early to start making plans for next year. The 2013 reservation season begins on May 15 for all of the parks at Greers Ferry Lake with the exception of JFK Park opening April 15. Camping we be limited to a first come, first serve basis outside of those dates. Since reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance, it is easy to insure your favorite campsite is reserved for the busy holiday weekends.
    To ensure a developed campsite will be available upon your arrival, call the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or visit the website at www.recreation.gov and make your reservations in advance.
    Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock
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