Day Trips

Looking for a quick but fun-filled trip? Visit the following sites at Fairfield Bay and be amazed.

Ozark Folk Center

Take a trip into pioneering days with crafts, music and herblore well preserved in this cultural mecca.

Buffalo River

America’s first wild river, the 150 mile long Buffalo River was the first river to become designated as a national river. Marvel at the 100’ high bluffs, beautiful twists and turns.

Blanchard Springs Caverns

Explore an enchanting and beautiful glimpse into the underground world of Blanchard Springs.

William Carl Garner Visitor Center

Find a plethora of information and history of the area, beginning with its early exploration, to the present lake with its plants and wildlife, dam and powerplant.

Grand Canyon of the Ozarks

Take a drive up Scenic Highway 7 to Jasper and be sure to stop and view the spectacular vistas of the Grand Canyon of the Ozarks, a wide valley carved by the Buffalo River. Stop for the view and a bite to eat at the Cliff House.

Trout Fish Hatchery

The Greers Ferry Hatchery was established in 1965 to produce rainbow trout for restocking the cold tailwaters below Greers Ferry and other U.S. Corps of Engineers water projects (dams) located in Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma, and neighboring states.

JFK Overlook Dam Site

The Corps constructed Greers Ferry dam, which is more than 1,700 feet long and towers 243 feet above the Little Red River. It cost $46.5 million to build and its initial purpose was flood control. Soon after, it served as a source of hydroelectric power. Over the years the dam created one of the most popular recreational destinations in the country and a world-class fishery.