A Special Event is defined as any organized activity, which involves more than 50 persons. Special Events include, but are not limited to water carnivals, boat regattas, music festivals, dramatic presentations, fishing tournaments, races or other recreation programs. Events totaling more than 25 participants, spectators, or event officials must first complete SWL Form 308-R and return it to the Greers Ferry Lake Project Office for review. The Project Office must receive the SWL Form 308-R no later than 30 days prior to when the event is tentatively scheduled. The Project Office will review the application to ensure that application is completed correctly and that there are no scheduling conflicts or the event size does not exceed project capacity. Approval is not automatic since there may be conflicts with other users. Additionally, event liability insurance, performance bonds and logistical support such as traffic control, law enforcement, etc. may be required to be provided by the sponsor prior to issuance of a special events permits.
A $75.00 fee may be charged by the Corps of Engineers for each special permit. A check or money order should be made out to FAO, US Army-SWL for the amount of the permit.
If the application is approved, on receipt of payment, the Operations Manager will complete the SWL form 308-R. A User Fee Permit (Eng Form 4457) will be issued as receipt for the payment of the fee and you will receive the User Permit and a copy of the signed SWL Form 308-R by certified mail.
A Special Events Permit Application can be acquired by contacted the Greers Ferry Lake Project office at (501) 362-2416, downloaded from this site or by written request to P.O. Box 1088, Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543-1088.