Lake Dardanelle State Park

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Lake Dardanelle State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Dardanelle State Park
Map showing the location of Lake Dardanelle State Park
Location of Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville Area, in Arkansas
LocationRussellville, Pope, Yell, Arkansas, United States
Coordinates35°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
Named forLake Dardanelle
Governing bodyArkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
WebsiteLake 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.