Wildlife-viewing Area Details 

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Name:Watchable Wildlife Trail at Denby Bay (Lake Ouachita Vista Trail)
Type:Wildlife-viewing Area
County Coverage:Montgomery
Driving Directions:
From Mt. Ida, go 9 miles east or 25 miles west from Hot Springs on Highway 270 to Shangri La Road. Turn north at the Shangri La Resort sign. Go one block on Shangri La Road and turn left on Old Highway 270. The trailhead and parking area are on the left.
This portion of the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail is designed to bring all users, including those physically challenged, closer to nature. The entire trail segment is a 1.25 mile loop including a level paved area with benches and an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) elevated walkway allowing users to access a wild wetland area at the south end of the Denby Bay area. The trail circles a large open field, follows along the bank of Gap Creek as it flows into the bay, and then ducks beneath the towering canopy of a densely wooded area changing from woods to marsh and then open water. The elevated walkway, about .25 miles long, also connects to a bridge over Gap Creek. Cross the bridge to the .5 mile Gap Creek spur which terminates at the old 270 bridge and a small parking area.