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.
Bear Creek Trail is 31 miles long with four access points, one of which is at Daisy State Park. Some sections of this trail are fairly level and great for beginners, especially around the Bear Creek area. Other sections are rated as challenging because of rugged terrain and steep hillsides. The trail, which was cut through the forest and utilizes no logging roads, is very scenic, running near Lake Greeson's shoreline. It is mainly a motorcycle trail, though ATVs are allowed. The other three access points are also at campgrounds, offering a combination of camping and riding opportunities. The campsites range from primitive to Class A, which have electricity and bathrooms. There is no day-use fee for the trail. The cost to camp varies according to the campground.
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.
Bear Creek Trail is located near Kirby, which is south of Hot Springs on U.S. 70. For more information, contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lake Greeson field office at (870) 285-2151.