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Lake Dardanelle State Park

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Two park locations on 34,000-acre lake: Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle. Bass fishing, boat ramps, hiking trails, lake tours, pavilion, visitor center with interactive exhibits, campground, marina, miniature golf. The park is an NPS-certified site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. The Western Cherokee settled near here in the late 1700s, and established towns, plantations, and the Dwight Mission School. Almost 50 years later, the Trail of Tears brought all five tribes through here by water or land. This is one of the few locations where stories of all five tribes can be told. Trail of Tears exhibit in visitor center.

Lake Dardanelle State Park (D-4)

  • Campsites:

    30 RV/Tent with W/E/S; 44 RV/Tent with W/E
  • Location:

    This park is divided into two areas on opposite sides of Lake Dardanelle. 1) Russellville Area—Exit #81 (Hwy. 7 South) off I-40 at Russellville. Turn south, then immediately turn west on Hwy. 326 and go 5 miles. 2) Dardanelle Area—4 miles west of Dardanelle on Hwy. 22. (Russellville, AR 72802)
  • Attractions:

    This park is on a large lake impounded on the Arkansas River offering 34,300 acres for anglers, skiers and other water sports enthusiasts. The lake is a bass fishing tournament hot spot.
  • Facilities:

    Restrooms, hot showers, barrier-free fishing pier, dump station, fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion and visitor center with exhibits in Russellville area. Both locations offer restrooms, pavilions, picnic sites, playgrounds, launch ramps and privately owned marinas and boat docks.
  • Accessible?:

    Handicap Accessible
  • Pets Accepted:


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