Introduction to Heber Springs, Arkansas
Heber Springs History
Heber Springs was first settled in the 1830s. It was part of the land grant given to John Magness in 1835. The city is also home to many mineral springs. It was incorporated on October 12, 1882, as Sugar Loaf Springs. Later on, it was renamed Heber Springs after Dr. Heber Jones of Memphis, son of John T. Jones who was an early owner of the area. The Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad first entered the city in 1908. Heber Springs became a well-known resort for camping and water sports in the early 1960s.
Heber Springs and nearby Attractions
- Olmstead Museum
- Log Cabin Museum
- Woolly Hollow State Park
- Stone County Museum
- Sugar Loaf Nature Trail
- Greers Ferry Lake
Things To Do In Heber Springs
Heber Springs is popular for its recreation facilities. The scenic Greers Ferry Lake, nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, offers several campgrounds and hiking trails. In addition, it provides facilities for fishing and boating. You can also visit the Old Independence Regional Museum and Ozark Folk Center. Golf enthusiasts can spend their leisure time at the Thunderbird Golf Course.
Heber Springs Transportation
Flights can be availed from Little Rock Air Force Base.
Heber Springs Higher Education
Harding University, University of Central Arkansas, and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch are some of the closest universities to Heber Springs.