Little Red River
The Little Red River is a 102-mile-long river in White, Van Buren, Searcy, Stone and Cleburne counties of north-central Arkansas.
The Little Red River, emerging icy cold from beneath massive dam at Greers Ferry Lake is a premier-class trout stream. Trout were introduced to the Little Red in 1966, some three years after the completion of the lake project. Rainbows, browns and cutthroats are caught for some 35-river miles below the dam. The Little Red offers 29 miles of ideal trout habitat below Greers Ferry Dam at Heber Springs. The brown trout spawning run occurs from mid-October through November, making these especially good times to fish. Stocked rainbow trout provide the bulk of the Little Red River’s fish population. Yet few will ignore offerings of whole-kernel corn, night crawlers, cheese and other baits. The trout fishing stretch of the Little Red is 29 river miles from Greers Ferry Dam to Pangburn. Full service marinas and resorts are available along the upper sections of the Little Red. Both public and resort launch areas are conveniently located on both sides of the river. Attractions in the area include the William Carl Garner/Corps of Engineers Visitor Center, hiking trails overlooking the river, trout hatchery; plus boating, fishing, and resort villages around the lake.