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Lake Dardanelle State Park, Dardanelle

#34 of 86 in Nature in Arkansas
State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • What a lovely and clean state park. I was pleasantly surprised, I didn't expect such a nice location. Well worth the trip.  more »
  • I came to the area to visit friends who live in Russellville, & we decided to grab to-go food & eat at a picnic table in the park. What a lovely idea!! So, while I didn't camp here, I did drive...  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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