In this scenic setting in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, Lake Greeson, the Little Missouri River, and Daisy State Park make a winning combination for outdoor enthusiasts. Lake Greeson, 7,000 acres of clear water and mountain scenery, delights water sports enthusiasts. Catches of black and white bass, stripers, crappie, catfish, and bluegill account for the lake's popularity with anglers.
The Little Missouri and four other float streams in the area offer spring and early summer trout fishing.
Situated on Lake Greeson's shore, Daisy State Park is the perfect camp for enjoying this area's many outdoor recreational opportunities. Park facilities include 103 campsites (26 Class A, 56 Class B, and 21 Tent Sites); picnic areas, a standard pavilion (screened) with restrooms, launch ramps, hiking trails, a motorcycle/mountain bike/ATV trail, and playground.
Rent a solo or tandem kayak. Guided lake tours are offered on a regular basis or upon advance requests.
NOTE: Propane tanks can be exchanged at the park.
All terrain vehicle (ATV) enthusiasts can enjoy the challenging 31-mile Bear Creek Motorcycle Trail on Lake Greeson. The trail begins at Daisy State Park (situated on the north shore of the lake) and travels east approximately 1.5 miles on park property, then changes to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands and travels along the eastern shoreline of the lake to Laurel Creek Recreation Area. ATV's, mountain bikes, dirt bikes and hikers can utilize this multi-use trail that is open throughout the year. Trail maps are available at the Daisy State Park visitor center or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resource manager's office for Lake Greeson at Murfreesboro. [NOTE: ATV's cannot be driven on roads within Daisy State Park; however, a parking lot with sufficient space for trailers is provided in the park at the trail head. As you enter the state park from U.S. 70, look for the first parking lot on the left just past the park entrance sign.]
Daisy State Park is 1/4 mile south of Daisy off U.S. 70. [NOTE: For eastbound travelers on U.S. 70, some GPS units direct you to turn right on West Park Road to access the park. Disregard this instruction and continue traveling east on U.S. 70 approximately 1/4-mile further to East Park Road. This is the entrance to the park.]