Why Fairfield Bay?

Fairfield Bay is the best of all worlds. If you are looking for a relaxed lifestyle, Fairfield Bay is for you. If you are looking for a lifestyle with a little more activity, Fairfield Bay is for you also. If you are looking for a place that offers beautiful and peaceful natural surroundings, Fairfield Bay is for you. If you have a heart for volunteering, Fairfield Bay is for you. If you are looking for a place that is home to people with varied backgrounds, life experiences, and goals, Fairfield Bay is for you. The low cost of living, and very affordable property values, are especially attractive. . . . your dollars go much farther here!


Fairfield Bay is a one-of-a-kind resort community located on the North shore of beautiful, pristine Greers Ferry Lake — a 40,000-acre crystal clear body of water best known for the water recreation it offers. Greers Ferry Lake is a US Army Corp of Engineers reservoir with approximately 350 miles of shoreline; so their expert management insures the clean, natural beauty for all of us to enjoy.  It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Natural State. After just one visit to Fairfield Bay, you’ll see why people are thrilled to discover one of Arkansas’ best-kept secrets……some of the most breathtaking views can be found overlooking Greers Ferry Lake, and its famous island, Sugarloaf Mountain. Fairfield Bay is equally known as a desirable retirement community, with the majority of residents enjoying the best years of their lives — still very busy and active, but with things they now have the “leisure” time they deserve! They can just relax if they want to, or be as active as they

Located about 85 miles north of Little Rock, Arkansas’ capital city, Fairfield Bay offers the seclusion from heavy traffic and commercialization, yet centrally located to be able to access other areas easily. This is in the heart of the Ozarks, which offer great scenic views at every turn. We enjoy a mild climate and four seasons.  And, Fairfield Bay is an incorporated city that is more or less self-contained with everything one would need to make life complete. Heber Springs is only 40 miles to the East, and Branson, MO, the nation’s music capital, is North about 90 miles. All of these make for fun day trips. But you’ll be ready to return to your home and the beautiful surroundings that your hometown of Fairfield Bay features.

Greers Ferry Lake
Greers Ferry Lake

With Greers Ferry Lake as our backyard, excellent fishing, boating, and other water recreation are available any time. The lake offerings have become popular outings for residents and visitors to the area alike. Fairfield Bay has its own marina with boat slips for lease, a rental fleet, fishing guides for assistance to catch ‘the big one’, a retail shop, and a dock-side cafe. The marina has a varied schedule for lake tours, shuttles, dinner cruises, festivals, and a very popular Fourth of July fireworks display. Other nearby clear rivers, like the famous Little Red River, also entertain you with trout fishing.

In addition to Greers Ferry Lake, Fairfield Bay is the home to two championship golf courses. The private course is Indian Hills Golf Course, an 18-hole championship course carved into the terrain of the Ozarks. It is picturesque and challenging. The Mountain Ranch Golf Course has been ranked as the top public resort course in the state by Golf Digest. It boasts of wide fairways, with scenic rolling hills, and amazing rock outcroppings. You will definitely want to play both courses!

Not a golfer? Fairfield Bay offers numerous other recreational amenities to keep you busy and having fun:

The Heart Center

**In the heart of the Bay is The Hart Fitness Center that features an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, hot tub & sauna, basketball court, suspended walking track, exercise machines and free weights. A personal trainer is on hand to enhance your healthy workout routine, and a massage therapist to help you work the kinks out! You can join in on different classes like zumba, water aerobics, HIT, boot camp, yoga, and a Silver Sneakers program and introducing a new popular game of pickle ball!

**Three outdoor pools are available to you and your guests. The Bay View pool is the largest, overlooking Greers Ferry Lake, with a kiddie pool, lanes for lap swimming, and a great deck area with plenty of chaise loungers, tables & chairs, and adjoining pool-side grill. Other nice pools are located at Mountain Ranch and at Hamilton Cove areas.

**The Tennis Center has 8 lighted tennis courts (outdoor for pickle ball)  Planned events and activities include play for novice to advanced players. A teaching pro is available for private or group lessons.

**Our newly developed — and expanding— 90 miles of ATV and UTV hiking and biking trails have been extremely popular. Trails are designed for beginners, but include advanced areas for those needing a more difficult hike. Various trails are interspersed through Fairfield Bay, and even one on Sugarloaf Island.

**Other recreation options include miniature golf courses,disk golf, shuffleboard, parks & playgrounds, beach volleyball, bowling……the list goes on.


The Fairfield Bay Conference and Visitors Center is newly renovated and full of activity and excitement. Local and visiting groups, companies, families, organizations use the facility to host meetings, family reunions, weddings, and other events. A state-of-the-art theater offers comfortable seating and atmosphere for movies, plays, concerts, and meetings. The local theater group performs several times every year. The Conference Center is also home to North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education Art Gallery. Come take a casual stroll to view the work of local artists, most of which may be purchased. A new Cobblestone hotel opens in Spring 2019 to accommodate conference and resort guests!

An Adult Education Center offers a variety of classes, from basic computer, photography, cake decorating, discovering herbs for healthy remedies, to different painting mediums, and much, much more. Most classes are short-term for quick learning results. Maybe you’ll find a new interest through these courses offered.

For your needs of medical services, Fairfield Bay has 2 clinics as well as Physical Therapy clinics and EMT/ambulance services. The Van Buren County 911 Dispatch office is right here at our Dept. of Public Safety, along with our City Police and Fire Dept. and a Helipad.  In nearby Clinton, there are additional medical clinics, the Ozark Health Medical Center with full emergency room, 25-bed patient rooms, and a nursing & rehabilitation center. There are also specialty clinics and services that provide physicians on a regular basis to enhance the health care in our area. The Fairfield Bay Pharmacy makes it convenient for you to acquire medications and equipment to meet your needs. Fairfield Bay is the home of Indian Rock Village, a Senior Adult Living facility with independent and assisted living apartments, as well as a licensed nursing/rehab center.

In the center of Fairfield Bay, you’ll find Lakewood Village Mall. You’ll find easy walking among the five buildings that are the locale for different businesses and services, such as Goodwin & Herman Real Estate, a financial advisor, salons, restaurant, boutique and gift shops, an auto mechanic, bank, photography studio, the bowling center, the education center, Chamber of Commerce, and others. The Fairfield Bay Library is just across the street, and you’ll want to stop in to find a book or use a computer. The pharmacy is there also. Everything is pretty handy!

Again…..WHY FAIRFIELD BAY? Well, now you know WHY NOT??!!!!!! Contact a member of our leading sales team to show you all of these things and for more information about Fairfield Bay and the Greers Ferry Lake area. We will be delighted to show you around, and even help you arrange to experience Fairfield Bay. You will be glad you did!

Want to plan a trip? We also offer nice short-term rental condos to meet your lodging needs while looking around.

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