July 30 is deadline entry for Lake ‘Stay & Play’

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 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 Sunday, July 30, go to visitfairfieldbay.com/contact-us/win-a-lake-vacation/.

A winner, selected at random, will receive weekend accommodations valued at $730. 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 offering 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 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 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. Other recreational opportunities include two Harris Cup certified 18-hole miniature golf courses, 30 miles of biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course, bowling, shuffleboard, horseshoes, a picnic pavilion and outdoor volleyball and basketball courts.

Local historical attractions at Fairfield Bay include three totem poles made by local woodworkers, the Log Cabin Museum (free admission), petroglyphs, beautiful caves 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 BayVenture Cards, which illustrate the many activities available and some great videos. To get more information on the many vacation packages available at Fairfield Bay or to plan a custom package, please go to VisitFairfieldBay.com or call 501.884.4202.