Lake Dardanelle State Park, Dardanelle

#34 of 85 in Nature in Arkansas
Lake Dardanelle State Park is located on two sites, one in Russellville, Arkansas and one in Dardanelle, Arkansas, on the 34,300-acre Lake Dardanelle.
The Russellville Area site features a visitor center with aquariums, natural and cultural history displays, classrooms and a gift shop. There is a barrier-free fishing pier and a fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion that is used for the many fishing tournaments held at the park. There are 74 campsites and an outdoor amphitheater. The Dardanelle Area site features 18 camp sites.
Both sites include picnic facilities, boat ramps, pavilions, playgrounds and dump stations.
The park's staff offer many interpretive programs, including guided hikes, nature talks, kayaking, lake tours and demonstrations, evening slide shows and movies.
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  • The lake views are great from this state park. They’ve got facilities for hosting fishing tournaments or birthday parties. The visitor center has many nice activities for children and adults alike...  more »
  • My family and I (3 adults) visited Lake Dardanelle’s State Park! There were aquariums filled with fish found in the lake; catfish, shovel-head sturgeon, carp, big mouth bass, and many others! We...  more »
  • Close to town, clean grounds, well spaced camping spots. My space was right on the water which was very relaxing. The visitor center is very nice. There's a beach, didn't try it but looked good. This is a good place to try camping for the first time or/and with little ones. It's only a few miles from town. Feels like you are in nature but every once in a while you hear a train in the distance. Oh and there's a nuclear power plant across the lake which was pretty odd and interesting for a state park. No dark skies, you'll have to go to the Buffalo for that.
  • So many spacious camp sites Lots if fresh air and alot of shade full hook ups. Walking trails bikes. Boat rentals..Nice quiet place with caring and considerate people. Very organized and very well maintained..We will be back💟

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