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Lake Greeson is located on the Little Missouri River in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains of southwest Arkansas. Lake Greeson is a recreational secret compared to other major lakes in Arkansas.

Completed in 1951 Narrows Dam backed the waters of the Little Missouri River some 12 miles up the valley in the Pike County foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The creeks that had formerly fed the river had their lower valleys inundated as well, forming coves that became known by the creeks' names, among them Self Creek , Laurel, Cowhide, Bear, Rock, Parker and Arrowhead.

Lake Greeson is near Kirby, Ar on hwy 70 about 40 miles SW of Hot Springs, Ark.  Lake Greeson covers 7,000 acres and  has 418 campsites, boat ramps, and hiking trails.

Lake Greeson
was named for Martin White Greeson. Born November 7, 1866 in Clinton, Arkansas. Mr. Greeson battled for 50 years, with the powers that be, to help alleviate flooding from the Little Missouri River. Mr. Greeson's hard work and dedication toward his goal, led to the development of what is now known as Lake Greeson.

Lake Greeson has largemouth bass, striped bass, crappie, bream and catfish. Its forested shoreline makes for scenic fishing. The Lake Greeson Wildlife Management Area, some 36,000 acres is on the lake's west side managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Daisy State Park features 117 campsites with bathhouses, picnic areas, a  playground, a screened pavilion, hiking trails and free launching at two boat ramps. Also within the park is the northern end of the Bear Creek Cycle Trail, a 37-mile route for off-road motorcycles, ATVs and mountain bikes. The cross-country trail climbs and descends wooded hills and crosses streams as it travels the lake's eastern shore to the Laurel Creek Recreation Area.

The Lake Greeson nursery pond is about 18 surface acres when full. It is located near the Old Cowhide Cove area. The pond is used annually to stock either largemouth bass, crappies, stripers, or walleyes directly into Lake Greeson.

In August 2007 the Lake Greeson Nursery Pond was drained and in the process stocked over 1 million bluegill fingerlings into Lake Greeson.

Lake Greeson Recreation

Three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fee campgrounds located along U.S. 70 -- Kirby Landing, Self Creek and Parker Creek -- have potable water, concrete boat ramps, modern bathrooms with showers, playgrounds and swimming areas.

On the lake's east side, the Cowhide Cove campground off Ark. 27 has similar amenities.

Additional Corps areas Beacon Hill, Buckhorn, Narrows Dam Area, Pikeville Riverside and Star Of The West are located around the lake with more primitive facilities.

Arkansas Game And Fish Commission Southwest Region Office P.O. Box 6740 Perrytown, Arkansas 71801 877-777-5580
Drew Wilson District Fisheries Biologist - E-mail: ddwilson@agfc.state.ar.us
Les Claybrook Asst. Biologist E-mail: lclaybrook@agfc.state.ar.us
 

 

Campgrounds on Lake Greeson:

ARROWHEAD POINT

Area Type: Both day use and camping.
Area Facilities:

Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant

  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Septic system
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 1/0
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 4/0
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/18/6


Camping Facilities:

  • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 33/0
  • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 23
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$3
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

Water Based Facilities:

  • Swimming Areas/Bath Changing Facilities: 1/0
  • Launch Ramps/Launch Lanes: 1/3

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BEACON HILL

Area Type: Day use facilities only.

Area Facilities:

  • Potable Water Facilities:Well
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: No Treatment System
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/0
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 0/0
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/12/0

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BEAR CREEK

Area Type: Both day use and camping.

Area Facilities:

  • Potable Water Facilities:Well
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/2
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 18/0
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 2/20/6


Trail Facilities:

  • Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 0/0
  • ORV/Other Trails: 31/0


Camping Facilities:

  • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 36/0
  • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 36
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$2
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 06/10

Water Based Facilities:

  • Launch Ramps/Launch Lanes: 1/2

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BUCKHORN

Area Type: Both day use and camping.

Area Facilities:

  • Potable Water Facilities:None
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/1
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 3/0
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/60/6


Camping Facilities:

  • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 30/0
  • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 30
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$2
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 06/10

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 COWHIDE COVE

Area Type: Both day use and camping.

Area Facilities:

  • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Conventional treatment plant
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 1/1
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 1/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 15/0
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 4/25/15


Trail Facilities:

  • Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 0/1


Camping Facilities:

  • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 77/0
  • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 39/39/0/0
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 77
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$9
  • Camp Site Fees w/Elec (low/high): $3/$12
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

Water Based Facilities:

  • Swimming Areas/Bath Changing Facilities: 1/1
  • Launch Ramps/Launch Lanes: 1/4

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 DAM AREA

Area Type: Both day use and camping.

Area Facilities:

  • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
  • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Conventional treatment plant
  • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 1/1
  • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 1/0
  • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: /
  • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: //
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 58
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$9
  • Camp Site Fees w/Elec (low/high): $5/$12
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

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    HIGHWAY 70 LANDING

    Area Type: Day use facilities only.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:None
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: No Treatment System
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/0
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: /
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: //

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    KIRBY LANDING

    Directions to Kirby landing Lake Greeson in Arkansas.

  • From Texarkana:
    East on I-30 for 46 miles to Prescott AR, north on Arkansas 19 for 3 miles to Murfreesboro, AR, north on Arkansas 27 for 15 miles to Kirby, AR. Go west on US 70 for 3 miles to Kirby Landing access road , south to Kirby Landing.
     

  • From Hot Springs:
    West on US 70 to Kirby Landing Access Road, south on access road to the campground.

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Conventional treatment plant
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/1
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 2/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: /
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: //
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 87
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$9
  • Camp Site Fees w/Elec (low/high): $3/$12
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

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    LAUREL CREEK

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Well
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/2
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 5/0
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 2/16/16


    Trail Facilities:

    • Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 1/0
    • ORV/Other Trails: 1/0


    Camping Facilities:

    • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 34/0
    • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
    • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 34
    • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$2
    • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
    • Fee Collection Starts: 06/10

    Water Based Facilities:

    • Launch Ramps/Launch Lanes: 1/1

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    Area Name: PARKER CREEK

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Septic system
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/0
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 2/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 2/0
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 4/26/0


    Trail Facilities:

    • Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 0/1


    Camping Facilities:

    • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 60/0
    • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 24/24/0/0
    • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 60
    • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$9
    • Camp Site Fees w/Elec (low/high): $3/$12
    • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
    • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

    Water Based Facilities:

    • Swimming Areas/Bath Changing Facilities: 1/0
    • Launch Ramps/Launch Lanes: 1/2

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    PIKEVILLE

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Well
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/1
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 4/0
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 2/8/0


    Trail Facilities:

    • Hiking/Interpretive Trails: 1/0

    Camping Facilities:

    • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 18/0
    • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
    • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 18
    • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$2
    • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
    • Fee Collection Starts: 06/10

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    Area Name: RIVERSIDE

    Area Type: Day use facilities only..

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Septic system
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 2/0
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 27/1
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 2/12/0

    Water Based Facilities:

    • Fishing Dock or Pier: Y

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    Area Name: ROCK CREEK

    Area Type: Only camping facilities

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:None
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/1
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 0/0
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/4/10


    Camping Facilities:

    • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 15/0
    • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0

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    SELF CREEK

    Self Creek Lodge and Marina

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Treatment Plant
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Conventional treatment plant
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 1/3
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 2/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: /
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: //
  • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 72
  • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$9
  • Camp Site Fees w/Elec (low/high): $3/$12
  • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
  • Fee Collection Starts: 04/01

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    STAR OF THE WEST

    Area Type: Both day use and camping.

    Area Facilities:

    • Potable Water Facilities:Well
    • Sewage Treatment Facilities: Vault or Holding Tank
    • Flush/Vault Toilet Facilities: 0/2
    • Shower Facilities (with and without bathrooms): 0/0
    • Picnic Sites/Group Sites: 4/0
    • # of Parking Lots/Car Spaces/Trailer Space: 1/16/8


    Camping Facilities:

    • Camp Sites/Group Sites: 46/0
    • Camp Sites with Hookups/Electric/Water/Sewer Facilities: 0/0/0/0
    • # of Sites where Fees are Charged: 21
    • Camp Site Fees without/Elec (low/high): $0/$2
    • Group Camp Site Fees (low/high): $0/$0
    • Fee Collection Starts: 06/10

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