Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve


Area name

Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve

Area Location

Starting in Conway, take Highway 90 east towards Nixonville. After approximately 6.8 miles turn right onto International Blvd. Follow the road until you reach the Lewis Ocean Bay Heritage Preserve (approximately 1.5 miles).

Area Map


Hours of Operation: all year long from dawn to dusk.



There are 23 bays located within the preserve which covers roughly 9,400 acres of mostly pine forest. Bays have a tendency to dry out in the summer making it harder to locate. You’ll find December through May are the best times to bird.

Key Birds


Northern Bob-white, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Pine Warbler.


Prairie Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Summer Tanager, Bachman’s Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting.


Grasshopper, Henslow’s Sparrow, LeConte’s Sparrow.