How It All Started…
Sulphur Creek Outfitters was born from a vision to unite the community in fitness, environmental awareness and appreciation for the Arkansas Natural State. An avid cyclist and lover of the outdoors, owner Frank Wimberley founded the Greers Ferry Lake Council in 2009 to create and manage a multi-use trail system for the Greers Ferry Lake Area. Through his time on the Council, Frank saw the need for outdoor sports services emerge, and – with the business expertise of Frank Barton – he sought to meet those needs.
The vision for Sulphur Creek Outfitters first began as a one stop shop for bike purchases, rentals and repairs. This idea soon expanded to accommodate the need for kayak, canoe and paddleboard rentals and repairs; outdoor clothing and gear sales; shuttle service; books, guides and gifts and more. Sulphur Creek Outfitters opened its doors with these services in place but will continually evolve to fulfill the demands of the community.
Frank’s involvement in the Arkansas environment doesn’t stop there. He is a member of the Sugarloaf Heritage Council dedicated to keeping that iconic mountain clean and pristine. Frank’s vision and passion to achieve “Bike Friendly” status in Heber Springs will be a major focus in the future. As a dedicated community participant, Frank is also a former president of the Little Red Industrial Training Council and a member of Heber Springs First United Methodist Church.
At Sulphur Creek Outfitters, we operate so that the Heber Springs community can enjoy the outdoors to the fullest extent. Thank you for joining us in accomplishing this mission.
What Our Customers Say
Sulphur Creek Outfitters is going to be a great addition to the Greers Ferry lake area. My girlfriend and I rented kayaks for a 1/2-day float on the Little Red River and we had a wonderful time. Frank was so friendly and knowledgeable about the equipment. We can't wait to see what else this business offers! It's definitely a great start to get out and explore Arkansas.Dain Carver
Excellent service, great people and paradise. It doesn't get any better than this! So glad you are here!Debbi Brawley
Stopped in for info on kayak rentals. The SCO team went out of their way to explain the different models... Even pulling them off the trailer to show me the bottom design! Can't wait to try one!Terry Smith
Great knowledgeable staff. They can take care of all your outdoor gear needs!!Luis Martir
Frank is also active in the Heber Springs community. He is past president of the Little Red Training Council and worked with Arkansas Community of Excellence in the Governor Huckabee days. He founded the Greer’s Ferry Lake Trails council in 2008 of which he is still a charter member of that board. He is active with the newly formed Kickstart Heber Springs consortium and co-chairs the Quality of Life and Place with Stan Lee. He is a member of the Sugarloaf Heritage Council, The Arkansas Trails Council, The Little Red River Foundation, the International Mountain Bike Association, Rails to Trails and attends New Life Church.
Mr. Wimberley’s vision for the community and environment is fueled by his passion for trails and cycling. He hopes to see the 10 – mile trail multiuser trail system completed and Heber Springs to become a bike friendly community someday.
Sarah Sayles Lipsey
Currently Sarah lives on the Little Red River with her new husband, Parker, and their daughter Laney. Every chance they get they’re out on the water fishing, kayaking, or their favorite paddle boarding. Usually it doesn’t matter where they are or what they’re doing as long as it involves being outside. For Sarah being out in nature is her happy place. It’s where she can be adventurous and daring, or calm and relaxed. Luckily she has been able to grow up in this amazing place where she can do all the things she loves most.
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better” – Albert Einstein