Jill M. Rohrbach
Meadow Brook Self-Guided Trail
Length: 3/4 mile
Time: 1/2 hour
The theme of the Meadow Brook Self-Guided Trail is change: the succession of plants, man’s influence on the environment, and the variety of flowers, plants, and trees in the Arkansas River Valley. The trail begins and ends near the park amphitheater.
Location: Exit No. 81 off I-40 at Russellville to Hwy. 7 South, an immediate right on Hwy. 326 after crossing south over I-40, then 5 miles west to park
For Information: Park Superintendent, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR, 72801, (479) 967-5516
Since its establishment in 1967, Lake Dardanelle State Park has been a peaceful camping and fishing destination because of its location on the shores of Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. This area is now renowned as one of Arkansas’s hottest bass fishing tournament sites. The park’s facilities include a $161,587 fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion, which opened July 2002. The 1,861-square-foot, weigh-in pavilion serves as the staging area to host tournaments.