USACE draws attention to Greers Ferry water levels ahead of Labor Day weekend

Published Aug. 30, 2023
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HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cautioning boaters and visitors to pay attention to Greers Ferry Lake water levels. While these are normal conditions for late summer reservoir operations, they are low for recreational boaters. The lake is more than 7 feet below top of conservation pool and falling daily as we approach the Labor Day weekend. This has prompted USACE to close several boat launch ramps around the lake.  

The following is the closure notification and status for multiple ramps around the lake: The Old 25 Day Use ramp is closed and the Old 25 Campground boat ramp is open with limited parking, Heber Springs Recreation Area is restricted to the corrugated ramp only, Sugarloaf boat ramp area is closed and the beach area launch ramp is open, Cove Creek Park’s main ramp is closed and the smaller ramp is open, Dam Site Park J loop ramp in the campground is restricted to the corrugated ramp only, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission ramp at Devils Fork is closed and the park ramp is open.

The Greer Ferry Lake Project Office is working to keep at least one launch ramp open in each park. Courtesy and patience at the ramps will be needed.

Officials are urging boaters to slow down, wear life jackets, use depth finders or other navigation resources, stay in main channels, give the shoreline a wide birth and be especially careful at night.

Information on water levels can be found on the Little Rock District website at by clicking on the water level button or by using the district smartphone app that can be found by searching “USACE Little Rock” in all major app stores.

Additional recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at



Release no. 23-099