Area Attractions


Wild Wilderness Drive Thru Safari
(479) 736-8383
20923 Safari Rd

Gentry, AR 72734

Tired Iron of the Ozarks
13344 Taylor Orchard Rd
Gentry, AR 72734


Eagle Watch/Nature Trail


The Eagle Watch/Nature Trail is located one mile to the west of Gentry on Hwy 12. The trail winds along the upper end of SWEPCO Lake. There are a large number of American Bald Eagles located along this trail. A favorite attraction for hikers and nature groups alike. There is no fee for admittance. Simply Enjoy...



SWEPCO lake is a unique lake in Arkansas. The lake is a cooling lake for the Flint Creek Power Plant operated by American Electric Power. As a result, the water is warm year round making for great winter fishing as well as wonderful early spring and late fall water sports.

The ONLY access point to the lake itself is to go three miles west of Gentry on Arkansas Highway 12 and turn south on Cripps Road, taking it until the boat ramp area at the end of the paved road.

This access point includes a boat ramp, fishing dock and walkway (handicap accessible).

The access point includes no camping or picnicking areas.


Photo by Randy Moll