While most of my water front buyers usually buy on Greers Ferry Lake, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider the Little Red River as an alternative. Of course, if you're more interested in trout fishing than water-skiing, that's a no-brainer. But other reasons may include:
- Greers Ferry Lake is a Corps of Engineers project. The property line for "lake front" property actually only goes to the white line, which means you can't clear trees past that point. The effect is that many lake front homes have little or no view of the water. River front property is completely different. In most cases, the property line actually goes to the middle of the river. River front homes typically have wide open views of the water.
- With a few rare exceptions, the shoreline policy of Greers Ferry Lake prohibits private docks. Most river front properties are able to build and maintain a private dock.
- COLD WATER! The cold water of the Little Red River makes fishing during warm weather a real pleasure. The ambient temperature of the air, especially at the water level, is usually noticeably cooler. Also, a thick fog sometimes forms over the water in the mornings or late afternoon that I find absolutely beautiful.
- You can have the best of both worlds! Buy a river front home with a view and a dock and keep your ski boat in a slip at one of our local marinas! You can spend the day on the lake and come home to the river and grill out on your deck overlooking the water. Sounds fun, doesn't it? I highly recommend trying it!
- Did I mention trout fishing? Did I mention that the Little Red River is home of the world record brown trout?
Even if you decide to buy an off-the-water home in Heber Springs, public access points for both river and lake are always only a short distance away. The clean, clear water is inviting you to come and play!