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DeGray Lake Resort State Park - Day Hike Trails

Chickadee Trail (F-4)

Park/Rec Area: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 0.50
Time: 3/4 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Location: From I-30, take Highway 7 north (exit 78) just 6 miles or, from Hot Springs, Highway 7 south 21 miles to the park entrance.

Description: This trail begins behind the Park Administration Office near the tennis courts. This loop trail takes you through a pine forest down along the shoreline. It is a wonderful trail for anyone interested in seeing waterfowl and wading birds, as well ae those favoring pine forests.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, 71929, (501) 865-5810 www.degray.com degraylakeresort@arkansas.com

Green Heron Trail (F-4)

Park/Rec Area: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 0.75
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Location: From I-30, take Highway 7 north (exit 78) just 6 miles or, from Hot Springs, Highway 7 south 21 miles to the park entrance.

Description: For the bird watcher, this trail offers some of the best viewing opportunities in the park. The wildlife viewing station along the trail offers an excellent vantage point for spotting eagles and waterfowl. The trail begins at the Visitor Center.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, 71929, (501) 865-5810 www.degray.com degraylakeresort@arkansas.com

Island Trail (F-4)

Park/Rec Area: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 1 mile
Time: 1 1/2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Brochure: Available at lodge or visitor center

Location: Exit No. 78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley, then 7 miles north on Hwy. 7

Description: The trail begins near the front entrance of the lodge. The first 75 - 100 yards lead to a road crossing, then the trail splits into a loop which circles back to the beginning. Hardwoods predominate the forest canopy. The trail is located 50 - 60 feet from the lakeshore and provides the opportunity for solitude and scenic beauty.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, 71929, (501) 865-5810 www.degray.com degraylakeresort@arkansas.com

Saginaw Historic Trail (F-4)

Park/Rec Area: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 0.25 miles
Time: 1/2 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Location: From I-30, take Highway 7 north (exit 78) just 6 miles or, from Hot Springs, Highway 7 south 21 miles to the park entrance.

Description: Follows an old narrow-gauge railroad bed used by lumbermen around 1900. The trail begins near the dumpstation and is a shortcut to the lake.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, 71929, (501) 865-5810 www.degray.com degraylakeresort@arkansas.com

Towering Pines Trail (F4)

Park/Rec Area: DeGray Lake Resort State Park
Region: Ouachitas
Length: 1/2 mile
Time: 3/4 hour
Difficulty: Easy - Moderate
Brochure: Available at lodge or visitor center

Location: Exit No. 78 off I-30 at Caddo Valley, then 7 miles north on Hwy. 7

Description: This loop trail meanders through the mixed pine and hardwood forest to the lakeshore and returns to its point of origin. It is particularly spectacular in the spring as it displays an abundance of dogwood trees.

For Information: Park Superintendent, 2027 State Park Entrance Road, Bismarck, AR, 71929, (501) 865-5810 www.degray.com degraylakeresort@arkansas.com