US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

BOY SCOUT PROJECT IMPROVES CORPS’ MOSSY BLUFF HIKING TRAIL

Published April 7, 2014
Heber Springsl Boy Scout Troop 754 and volunteers make needed repairs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mossy Bluff Trail on Greers Ferry Lake. The repairs consisted of constructing retaining walls and a drainage system to reduce erosion. The scouts were able to resurface a portion of the trail making it easier for hikers to traverse.

Heber Springsl Boy Scout Troop 754 and volunteers make needed repairs to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mossy Bluff Trail on Greers Ferry Lake. The repairs consisted of constructing retaining walls and a drainage system to reduce erosion. The scouts were able to resurface a portion of the trail making it easier for hikers to traverse.

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – Heber Springs Boy Scout Troop 754 improved the Army Corps of Engineers Mossy Bluff Trail on Greers Ferry Lake as part of an Eagle Scout project.  The scouts constructed a drainage system, and retaining walls to reduce erosion on the trail.  They also resurfaced a portion of the trail making it easier for hikers to traverse. 

The project was planned and coordinated by Eagle Scout candidate Austin Chapa.  Local scouts Jacob Stine, Tristan McCoy, Kahner Hitchcock, Joey Peterson, and Zachary Rodgers worked on the trail improvements as well as volunteers Nick Thompson, Thomas Kyzer, Justin Barnard, and Caleb Dewberry.

Mossy Bluff Trail is about 1.6 miles, round trip, along a wooded bluff overlooking the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam.  The overlook at the trail’s end is an excellent place to rest and enjoy the view. 

For more information or to obtain a map of the trail, call the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416 or the William C. Garner Visitor Center at 501-362-9067, or stop by either office located near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs. 

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Contact
Jeff Price
501-340-1909

Release no. 14-028