It will definitely be hotter than a firecracker this year when celebrating July 4th. So why not make this year’s celebration a cool one by visiting one of the many beautiful lakes here in Arkansas? Each lake holds its own unique beauty and offers a variety of fun activities to do for the whole family, from swimming to joyful nature hikes. So let one of Arkansas’ gorgeous lakes be the backdrop for your family’s Fourth of July celebration, it will make it a memorable one!


Beaver Lake and Dam                                        photo: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

2260 N 2ND

Rogers, AR 

Just 27 minutes east of downtown Rogers is one of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ achievements, the Beaver Lake and Dam. There are hours upon hours of outdoor enjoyment to be had at Beaver Lake. The breathtaking scenery includes towering bluffs, lush foliage and cool spots to kick off your sandals and enjoy the water. There are 28 recreational areas at Beaver Lake and commercial marinas with available boat rentals and fishing guides.


Greers Ferry Lake                                                      photo: Arkansas State Parks

700 Heber Springs Road North

Heber Springs, AR 

One of Arkansas’ five largest lakes, Greers Ferry Lake is among the foothills of the Ozarks between Clinton and Heber Springs, AR. The lake is three and half hours southeast of Rogers. It is counted as one of the state’s favorite spots for great fishing, water sports, boating and camping. Greers Ferry Lake is surrounded by campgrounds and commercial parks, along with excellent lodging, lakeside resorts and fine restaurants. The reservoir has also served as the national model for environmental cleanliness.


Lake Ouachita State Park                                          photo: Arkansas State Parks

5451 Mountain Pine Rd

Mountain Pine, AR 

If you and your family really want to stretch your legs and have an Arkansas getaway, head to Lake Ouachita State Park. The state park offers the largest lake in Arkansas which consists of 40,000 acres of clear, clean water surrounded by the scenic Ouachita National Forest. From scuba diving, snorkeling, to kayaking and hiking trails, you got it all on one lake. The fishing is phenomenal with catfish, striped bass, and largemouth bass. Lake Ouachita State Park has 93 campsites, some right on the water, along with cabin rentals. 


There is nothing like celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends at one of Arkansas’ fantastic outdoor destinations. And the Natural State is chock full of breathtaking scenic waterways and camping areas for everyone of every age to enjoy. If you need a bigger vehicle with more convenient versatility for your family’s road trips, we have the vehicle you need at Steve Landers Toyota NWA in Rogers, AR. Our sales team just enjoys assisting our customers with their vehicle needs, especially when it comes to enhancing your driving experience.



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