Cliff Jumping in Arkansas

Cliff Jumping in the United States of America


Cliff Jumping in Arkansas


Cliff Jumping Locations:
Cliff Jumping is a popular sport. Cliff Jumping Adventures posts locations from various sources that are or have at one time been popular. There are likely many different places to cliff jump within a certain area. Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of the locations posted throughout the website because the laws for each area can change quickly. It is the responsibility of the cliff jumper to verify the legal status of the cliff jumping area.



Cliff Jumping Safety:
Cliff Jumping Adventures should be used as a general guide to find suitable locations for cliff jumping. We are not responsible for anything relating to your cliff jumping experience. This includes injuries and/or legal issues. We simply provide a general guide to cliff jumping locations. The areas listed throughout the website currently or have at one time contained a location which matched the requirements for cliff jumping. Requirements include being deep enough, a platform from which to cliff jump, etc.

WARNING: Cliff jumping can be dangerous. The locations listed for cliff jumping may not be eligible year round as water levels can recede and areas can change over time. It is extremely important that every cliff jumper always prepares and surveys the area before attempting a cliff jump. Never jump without knowing how deep it is, how deep you need it to be based upon your weight/the cliff height and whether or not there is debris under the water. Please follow cliff jumping safety rules.

Be aware that many cliff jumpers have either died or altered their lives due to injuries. This includes injuries from low heights. It is never recommended that anyone attempt jumping from heights of 40 feet or more.


The locations listed below are popular locations for cliff jumping in Arkansas.


Buffalo River
City/County, State:
St. Joe, Arkansas
Cossatot Falls Wickes, Arkansas
Greers Ferry Lake Herber Springs, Arkansas
Jeffrey Stone Quarry North Little Rock, Arkansas
Lake Ouachita Mountain Pine, Arkansas
Tyler Bend St. Joe, Arkansas


Buffalo River is located in northern Arkansas and flows for more than 150 miles. It originates in the highest part of the Boston Mountains in the Ozarks, flows onto the Springfield Plateau, then crosses the Salem Plateau and meets up with the White River. It flows through Newton, Searcy, Marion and Baxter Counties from east to west.

Cossatot Falls is located in the Ouachita Mountains on a powerful river. Over a period of nearly 350 million years the river has cut its way into the sandstone and created the falls which drops 33 feet over 1/3 mile stretch. The river near the falls ranges in difficulty from a Class II to Class IV rating. To give you an idea of how strong this is, a Grade 6 waterway is so dangerous that it’s almost impossible to safely navigate the raft. Swimmers and floaters should be aware of the strong currents and take all necessary precautions.

Greers Ferry Lake is a reservoir formed by Greers Ferry Dam in Northern Arkansas. The lake is around 75 miles north of Little Rock. The lake is split into two and connected by a water-filled gorge called the Narrows. Beneath the water lies the town of Higden which flooded in the 1800s. This is also a great place for scuba diving. The lake offers many recreational opportunities such as cliff jumping, swimming, scuba diving, camping, water skiing, wakeboarding and more.

Jeffrey Stone Quarry is located in North Little Rock near Camp Robinson. The quarry has been there since the 1950’s and has been closed since the 1970’s.

Lake Ouachita is located near Hot Springs, Arkansas and is a reservoir created by the Blakely Mountain Dam on the Ouachita River. The lake is in the Ouachita National Forest and covers over 690 miles of shoreline. This area is a popular tourist destination for water sports such as cliff jumping, swimming, water skiing, wakeboarding, scuba diving, fishing (including a spear fishing season) and more.

Tyler Bend is located in the Ozarks about 6 miles south of St. Joe, Arkansas. This area is very popular for camping and recreation.



Cliff Jumping Adventures does not verify the legal status of locations posted for cliff jumping. We ask that cliff jumpers independently research each location for legality before going. Areas can change over time and local authorities find it necessary to shut down locations due to dangerous conditions. Reasons for closing cliff jumping locations include high accident rates, dangerous underwater rocks, inadequate water depth, water depth that fluctuates, property ownership status, etc.

Research the legal status of every location for cliff jumping before attempting any cliff jump. Never trespass on private property and don't risk jumping at a location that you know to be illegal. You may be ticketed, face legal consequences and put yourself in danger.

We are not responsible for injuries, legal issues or anything else related to your cliff jumping experience.

Cliff Jumping Adventures was created so that others can enjoy the sport of cliff jumping with a fun and safe experience. Follow all safety precautions, verify legal status of the cliff jumping location and enjoy your cliff jumping adventure!


Cliff Jumping in Arkansas at Greers Ferry Lake in Herber Springs


Cliff Jumping in Arkansas at Buffalo River


Cliff Jumping at Jeffrey Stone, a rock quarry, near North Little Rock, Arkansas


Equipment for Cliff Jumping




Cliff Jumping Adventures tries to keep the information regarding cliff jumping as current as possible. The information found on Cliff Jumping Adventures is not guaranteed to be accurate as cliff jumping locations change due to water level, legal status, etc. Please use this website only as a guide to your cliff jumping adventure and verify legality plus all additional information independently.