The Little Red River is a 102-mile-long (164 km) river in north-central Arkansas. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Whitney's Lane took place near Searcy on the banks of the Little Red River.
The upper tributaries of the Little Red River are known as the South Fork, the Middle Fork and the Devils Fork.
The South Fork begins in the Ozark National Forest near Scotland in Van Buren County and flows into Greers Ferry Lake near Clinton.
The Middle Fork begins only a few miles from the South Fork near Tilly in Van Buren County but flows northward into Searcy County. In Searcy County the river turns east and flows into Stone County where it turns south and flows to meet Greers Ferry Lake in Cleburne County.
The Devils Fork begins in northeastern Cleburne County, and flows southwest to meet Greers Ferry Lake near Ida, Arkansas.
The three forks converge into the north section of Greers Ferry Lake, which is connected to the south section of the lake by The Narrows, the site of the former Little Red River. The Little Red River begins to flow again at the Greers Ferry Dam at Heber Springs.