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Lake Dardanelle State Park, Dardanelle

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Lake Dardanelle State Park is located on two sites on the lake, one in Russellville, Arkansas and one in Dardanelle, Arkansas, on the 34,300-acre Lake Dardanelle. Both sites include picnic facilities, boat ramps, pavilions, playgrounds and dump stations.
The Russellville Area site features a 10,257 square feet (952.9 m2) visitor center with six aquariums, natural and cultural history displays, classrooms and a gift shop. The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, year round. There is a1,861 square feet (172.9 m2) fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion that is used for the many fishing tournaments held at the park. Nearby, there is a covered, barrier-free fishing pier. There are 74 campsites and an outdoor amphitheater. The Dardanelle Area site features 18 camp sites.
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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  • Lake Dardanelle State Park is a beautiful, clean, well maintained park. Loved our stay here. We camped. The bathhouse is very nice. 6 private rooms that were always clean. My only negative comment is....  more
    Lake Dardanelle State Park is a beautiful, clean, well maintained park. Loved our stay here. We camped. The bathhouse is very nice. 6 private rooms that were always clean. My only negative comment is....  more »
  • What a lovely and clean state park. I was pleasantly surprised, I didn't expect such a nice location. Well worth the trip. 
    What a lovely and clean state park. I was pleasantly surprised, I didn't expect such a nice location. Well worth the trip.  more »
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  • I have been going here for years and I love it. Great fishing and swimming. It also has some affordable boat rentals with some very nice people running that shop. All of the marina stuff is pretty incredible and an awesome new addition. My parents also got married here in the 80s so I might have a soft spot for the location.
  • Camping In D, small tight area, wouldn’t recommend Area D for anyone with more than 16ft trailer and 1 vehicle.. areas are right fit but area A & B nicest. Bathrooms in Area A is nice. Don’t go to the one by the boat ramp! Park is guarded so we feel secure, though of course signs recommend you lock your doors, which is common sense. Sunsets in the Lake are beautiful, the down fall is the nuclear Plant across the lake.. As for everything I made this is a nice place to come and enjoy fishing and camping. Thought the sunset was beautiful enjoy the pictures.

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