John F Kennedy Campground – COE

Location: Heber Springs, Arkansas

Webapge: Corps of Engineers

General Description: John F Kennedy Campground is located on the Little Red River just below Greers Ferry Dam.  Just months before JFK assassination, he dedicated the new dam on the Little Red River and spoke about the prosperity the lake would bring to local residents.  The campground has 73 sites with electric and water hookups.  Amenities include bathroom/showers facilities, boat ramp fishing pier, and playground equipment.

Impressions:

1) The campsites in John F Kennedy Campground are all spacious and many have views of the Little Red River as it exists the dam.  The campsites are all paved with picnic tables and fire rings.

Campgrounds

2) The bathrooms are modern and kept very clean, ever during the very busy weekend when the campgrounds was full.  This is the only COE campground we have seen that provided trash cans at each campsite, which was risky since they are accessible to all the raccoons in the park.

Bathroom