July 29 is entry deadline for “Stay & Play” contest

One lucky 501 LIFE reader will win a vacation getaway valued at nearly $700 to Fairfield Bay. For contest rules and to enter through midnight Monday, July 29, go to visitfairfieldbay.com/contact-us/win-a-lake-vacation/.

501 LIFE and Fairfield Bay are teaming up again to give away a weekend getaway for four to enjoy the natural beauty of Greers Ferry Lake and all the resort fun that Fairfield Bay has to offer.

Contest entrants must be 21 or older, with a limit of one entry per person. For contest rules and to enter through midnight Monday, July 29, go to visitfairfieldbay.com/contact-us/win-a-lake-vacation/. 

A winner, selected at random, will receive weekend accommodations valued at $680. The winner will be announced in the September issue of 501 LIFE that publishes in mid-August.

Fairfield Bay is one of the region’s premier family recreation destinations. It offers swimming, sailing, camping, hiking or just watching the sun set over the clean, clear water. Fishing on Greers Ferry Lake is superb throughout the year as every game fish native to the state has been stocked by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The full-service marina at Fairfield Bay has a variety of offerings for those who want to enjoy Greers Ferry Lake, including rentals for pontoon and ski boats, paddle boards, kayaks, eclipse, a Craig Cat and more, a snack bar and a gift shop. Ice, bait and tackle are also available.

For true outdoor enthusiasts, nothing quite compares to hiking Sugar Loaf Mountain Island via the Terrace Trail and walking across the top on the Mule Trail. Getting to Sugar Loaf is part of the adventure – the 300 million-year-old mountain is the only island mountain in Arkansas, accessible only by scenic cruise on the daily Sugar Loaf Shuttle, or by renting a kayak and paddling the 1/5 mile of open water.

Other outdoor recreation amenities are aplenty at Fairfield Bay, which has three outdoor swimming pools with incredible mountain and lake views, and two premier 18-hole golf courses. The Tennis Center features eight championship courts, with two night courts. And if you like to do off-road adventure trails, you’ll love Fairfield Bay’s 100 miles of ATV/UTV trails. With five marked trials and a 20-acre fun park, there’s truly no other place like it in the state. 

Other recreational opportunities include two Harris Cup certified 18-hole miniature golf courses, 30 miles of biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course, foot golf, bowling, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a picnic pavilion and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.

If you think history rocks, then this is the place to be! The amazing pieces of living history that can be found in Fairfield Bay are second to none. Indian Rock House Cave is on the National Historic Registry – and was a tribal meeting place for local Indians. Other historical attractions at Fairfield Bay include three totem poles made by local woodworkers, the Log Cabin Museum (free admission), petroglyphs, beautiful caves and boulders, and an Indian Thong Tree. The museum, built in 1850, illustrates a home and life in the Ozarks in the 1880s.

The city has developed several tools to help visitors tap into their perfect adventure, including a Fairfield Bay Travel Guide (at visitfairfieldbay.com/media/request-our-travel-guide) and Adventure Stops, which showcase 10 favorite authentic experiences that are available. Plus, you can check out some great videos. 

To get more information on the many available adventures in Fairfield Bay, please go to VisitFairfieldBay.com or stay in our NEW Cobblestone Inn & Suites by calling 501.825.3046.