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Fairfield Bay

Unsurpassed natural beauty, Fairfield Bay has it all. An outdoor paradise situated on the north shore of pristine Greers Ferry Lake with a shoreline of 340 miles and 40,500 acres of water nestled in the Ozark Mountains.  Located in north central Arkansas, residents enjoy a mild climate during all four seasons.

Fairfield Bay with its beautiful mountain and lakeshore scenery, a variety of outdoor activities from fishing to golf, cultural pursuits and friendly people who share your interests and experiences, all await to welcome you. Fairfield Bay, a community that extends a welcome to anyone that visits. offering a lifestyle with days as full and busy or laid back as you like. Countless amenities include golf, tennis, Greers Ferry Lake, full service marina, camping, fishing, 3 swimming pools, hiking, fitness center, library and Country Club and more.  Fairfield Bay fulfills those looking for a social setting to make friends or committed to serving their community.

Fairfield Bay is 75 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas, capital city, and approximately two hours south of Branson, Missouri. Memphis, Tennessee, is about three hours away.

Your dollar goes further, from weekend retreats to luxury residences, come see why Fairfield Bay is one of the best real estate values in Arkansas.

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Attractions & Shopping

o                     Artisans Gallery & Shops

o                     Artists Gallery & Studio 

o                     Bay View Club Pool

o                     Belle of the Bay 

o                     Ed Leamon Park 

o                     Fairfield Bay Community Education Center 

o                     Fairfield Bay Library 

o                     Fairfield Bay Tennis Center

o                     Greers Ferry Lake

o                     HART Center

o                     Indian Hills Country Club & Golf Course

o                     Indian Rock Cave and Trail

o                     Log Cabin Museum

o                     Mark McCord Show

o                     Mountain Ranch Golf Club

o                     North Central Arkansas Art Gallery

o                     Spare Time Bowling 

o                     Sugar Loaf Mountain

o                     Totem Poles

o                     Woodland Mead Park

o                     Woodlands Miniature Golf



o          Bogie’s Restaurant

o          Indian Hills Country Club & Golf Course

o          Jack’s Restaurant

o          Dock at The Bay

o         Little Red Restaurant

o         Stringbeanz Restaurant

o         Top of the Rock



Fairfield Bay Amenities:

Marina:  Record fish catches are almost a common occurrence at Greers Ferry Lake. The clean mountain water of the lake and the three forks of the Little Red River feeding the lake abound with walleye, bream, crappie, channel catfish, rainbow trout and largemouth, stripped and white bass.

The full service 400 slip marina offers rentals for fishing boats, ski boats and pontoons plus all the accessories. A retail store features clothing, lures, tackle, and equipment, plus a food service area. Shuttles and special barge parties are also available.


Golf:  Play golf on two of the best 18 hole courses in Arkansas, amid the spectacular scenery of the surrounding Ozark Mountains. Indian Hills Country Club is a 6,442 yd. course, reserved for members and guests. Mountain Ranch Country Club is a 6,780 yd. course open to the public.Both courses are built around and over the tops of high hills, offering a wide variety of challenging golf amid spectacular scenery. All holes are lined with tall pines and large hardwoods. Mountain Ranch and Indian Hills are the home courses of the Arkansas PGA and ASGA tournaments. Mountain Ranch is ranked among the top five courses in Arkansas.Each course is managed by a PGA Pro. Lessons may be arranged. Equipment is available for sale or rent.

  Play tennis at the home of the world''s largest mixed doubles tournament (since 1974). The tennis complex includes ten hard courts (some lighted), and a fully stocked pro shop with equipment for sale or rent, featuring Nike, Prince and Wilson.

Hart Fitness Center:   A state of the art Health and Fitness Center now located in Fairfield Bay.  The new center features an Olympic size swimming pool, indoor sauna, Jacuzzi, basketball courts, weight room, indoor track, aerobic classes, and a complete staff of knowledgeable personal trainers.  



Woodland Mead ParkThe park is located centrally in Fairfield Bay and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the main season. It features miniature golf, shuffleboard, horseshoes and  volleyball, plus a children''s playground, picnic tables, barbecue grills and a pavilion for rent to large groups  

 Shopping: The 100,000 ft. Lakewood Village Mall has a wide range of shops, including gifts, ice cream, deli, dresses, restaurant,     groceries, jewelry, pharmacy, movie rentals, library, bowling alley, law offices, medical clinic, Realtors, hair dressers, and banks.

The History of Fairfield Bay...Taken from A Memorandum of Discussion with Mrs. Ina Owen (1993) Fairfield Bay started as a dream in the mind of a young Dartmouth graduate named Jack Jacobus who with his fellow Air Force Pilot buddy Neal Simonson were in the housing development business in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Jake dreamed of building a resort/retirement community to accommodate the growing number of retirees.  His dream foresaw the resort on a body of water, in a quiet wooded area somewhere in North Arkansas. A site was chosen along the shores of a new Greers Ferry Lake that had been formed by the Greers Ferry Dam of the Little Red River.  This dam had been built near Heber Springs in 1960 (dedicated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963).  This area of lake was the major attraction with its access to fishing and boating sports and the quiet beautiful wooded area near or overlooking the lake.  Today Fairfield Bay is home to 2,640 residents and over 20,000 seasonal visitors.