John F. Kennedy Campground

John F. Kennedy Campground is located on the Little Red River just downstream of Greers Ferry Dam in the beautiful Ozark Mountains of north-central Arkansas.  In his last major appearance before his death, President John F. Kennedy stood on a flag-draped platform overlooking the just-completed Greers Ferry Dam and spoke of the prosperity the lake would bring to the region.  Today, a million visitors flock yearly to the scenic waters for family camping, fishing, boating and hiking. A dense mix of red cedar, black gum, red oak, elm, pecan and sweet gum trees forest the area, providing shade in the summer months and beautiful fall colors in autumn.  Wildlife is plentiful around Greers Ferry Lake. Visitors commonly see white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, squirrels and a wide variety of birds. Greers Ferry Lake is an outdoor enthusiasts' dream, with boating, sailing, water skiing, swimming, scuba diving and fishing opportunities. Hikers enjoy the area's three National Nature Trails and one multi-purpose, fitness trail.  The William Carl Gardner Visitor Center is just west of the dam, with exhibits, a children's touch table, and a replica of the world record 40 lb. 4 oz. brown trout caught in the Little Red River downstream of the center.
This campground offers 73 sites with electrical hookups, 13 of which also have water hookups.

Activities and Amenities Within Facility :

  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Pay Phone
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Wildlife Viewing


From Heber Springs, AR, take SR-25 north 4 miles, cross the dam, and turn right on the second road.
Other Contact:

William Carl Garner Visitor Center: 501-362-9067
Greers Ferry Project Office: 501-362-2416

Contact John F. Kennedy Campground

375 Hatchery Road
Heber Springs, Arkansas  72543
Phone: (501) 250-0481


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