What to do in Lake Dardanelle State Park

Lake Dardanelle State Park offers two lakeside areas on Lake Dardanelle, a 34,000-acre lake on the Arkansas River.

The Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle locations offer 83 camping sites, launch ramps, standard pavilions, picnic sites, rest rooms and bathhouses with hot showers. A visitor center, marina (Dardanelle also), barrier-free fishing pier, miniature golf course and hiking trail are part of the Russellville Area. Kayak and bicycle rentals are also available.

The two areas of Lake Dardanelle State Park, the Russellville Area (main park) and the Dardanelle area offer camping, picnicking, boating, riding personal watercraft, kayaking, biking, fishing, golfing, and hiking.

Lake Dardanelle State Park is located northwest of Little Rock in the Arkansas River Valley Region of western Arkansas. The park comprises two areas: the Russellville Area and the Dardanelle Area. To reach the Russellville Area, take Exit #81 off I-40 at Russellville to Arkansas Hwy. 7. Go south and then immediately west on Arkansas Hwy. 326 and then go four miles to the park. To reach the Dardanelle Area, travel four miles west of Dardanelle on Arkansas Hwy. 22.

Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.

2428 Marina Road
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: 501-967-5516

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