Play at the Bay

Fun Things to Do in Arkansas

Bass fish in the hand of a fisherman.
A person standing in the distance of a wooded trail.

Find Your Next Adventure at Fairfield Bay.

If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind, or you’re seeking adventure and new experiences, you’ll find it all in Fairfield Bay. Our community is family-friendly and welcoming, with a wide range of amenities and activities to enjoy.

Nestled in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, Fairfield Bay is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the Natural State, you’ll find a wide variety of fun things to do in Arkansas at Fairfield Bay. From hiking trails and state parks to national historic sites and American art, Fairfield Bay has something for everyone.

How to Spend Your Day in Fairfield Bay

Swim and fish the clearwater. Hike Arkansas’ only mountain island trail to spectacular views. Play championship golf.

Name it, & we have it at the Bay.

Awarded the City of Distinction for its “Quality of Life” and “Green Initiatives,” Fairfield Bay showcases stunning mountain scenery, outdoor activities, and friendly people who make The Bay a wonderful place to visit and live.

A group of boats floating near the Fairfield Bay Marina. People are swimming around the boats having fun.


Whether you like wakeboarding with your friends, cruising with your family on a party barge, taking your first try on a stand-up paddle board, or fishing for the many game fish in the lake, Fairfield Bay Marina is the perfect destination.

Two people hike a wooded trai.

Parks & Recreation

Enjoy any type of activity at The Bay. Go camping, swimming, bowling, hiking, mountain biking, motorcycling, or simply visit our parks where you can relax by yourself or enjoy with your loved ones.

Five UTVs on a muddy UTV trail in Fairfield Bay.

Hiking, Biking & UTV Trails

Are you looking for a place that has challenging trails, beautiful scenery, and is fun for the whole family? Look no further than Fairfield Bay. 

Indian Hills 18-hole golf course and country club in Fairfield Bay, AR.

Golfing at the Bay

Award-winning course designs await you at Fairfield Bay. Whether you’re looking for an 18-hole championship layout, miniature golf, or disc golf, you’ll find it here at Fairfield Bay.

Arts, History & Adventure

Enjoy a fusion of education and entertainment! Explore Fairfield Bay’s historical sites and take home some new knowledge on arts and history. We also have adventure stops for those seeking some fun while learning something new.

Two women in matching tank tops and Pickleball paddles posed in front of Pickleball courts in Fairfield Bay, AR.

Pickle Ball

At Fairfield Bay, we have round-the-clock access for those looking to up their pickle ball game. There are twelve outdoor courts with opportunities to join in on local play and tournaments. Instructor is available outside of tournaments by appointment.

Your Ultimate Guide to Making Memories at Fairfield Bay

With action-packed adventures and family-friendly events and activities, you’re sure to make memories in Fairfield Bay. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Plan your visit:

Whether you're a local resident or a visitor, start planning your visit to Fairfield Bay ahead of time. However, a bit of spontaneity isn't a bad thing either. After all, it is an adventure.


Once you're here, explore the beauty and adventure of Fairfield Bay. Hike our trails, visit our state parks and national historic sites, and enjoy American art at the Fairfield Bay Arts Center.


Connect with the local community and make lasting memories with friends and family. Attend one of our many community events, or join one of our clubs or organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many fun things to do in Arkansas, but at Fairfield Bay, we recommend checking out our hiking, biking, and walking trails here, exploring the Ozark Mountains, and visiting the many state parks and national historic sites in the area.

We have a number of hiking trails in Fairfield Bay, both paved and unpaved. Some of our most popular trails include the Indian Hills Trail, the Trail of Tears, and the Sugar Loaf Mountain Trail.

Absolutely! Fairfield Bay is a family-friendly destination that offers natural beauty and a wide range of activities for all ages.

Yes, Fairfield Bay is a very safe place to visit. We take the safety of our visitors very seriously and work hard to maintain a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Experience the Best of What Fairfield Bay Has to Offer.

Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, there’s always something new to discover. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next adventure now and start creating unforgettable memories in Fairfield Bay!