Lake Dardanelle State Park

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Lake Dardanelle State Park
Arkansas state park
Named for: Lake Dardanelle
Country United States
State Arkansas
Counties Pope, Yell
City Russellville
Location Visitor Center
 - coordinates 35°16′59″N 93°12′11″W / 35.28306°N 93.20306°W / 35.28306; -93.20306Coordinates: 35°16′59″N 93°12′11″W / 35.28306°N 93.20306°W / 35.28306; -93.20306
Lake Dardanelle State Park is located in Arkansas
Lake Dardanelle State Park
Location of Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville Area, in Arkansas
Website: Lake Dardanelle State 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.[1] Both sites include picnic facilities, boat ramps, pavilions, playgrounds and dump stations.[2]

The Russellville Area site features a 10,257 square feet (952.9 m2) visitor center with six aquariums,[a] natural and cultural history displays, classrooms and a gift shop. The Visitor Center is open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, year round.[b] 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.[2]

The park's staff offer many interpretive programs, including guided hikes, nature talks, kayaking, lake tours and demonstrations, evening slide shows and movies.


  1. ^ These contain fish from the Arkansas River and the lake, as well as from its tributaries Piney Creek and the Illinois Bayou.[2]
  2. ^ The Visitor Center is open from May 1 to September 1 from 8 AM to 8 PM.[2]


  1. ^ "Lake Dardanelle State Park". State of Arkansas. Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Lake Dardanelles State Park." State Parks of Arkansas. 2017. Accessed December 18, 2017.