Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp to be held in June at Lake Dardanelle State Park

A.C.E. Camp explores ways to enjoy and conserve our aquatic environments in and around Lake Dardanelle.

This camp spans two days. Camp will be held 5-9 pm on Friday June 20th and 9am-2pm on Saturday, June 21st, and teach kids ages 10-13 about many of the creatures that call the area home, as well as teach them ways to get out and enjoy our water resources.

Camp will include fishing, kayaking, and many other fun activities that will teach them about the fish, snakes, and bugs that can be found in the lake. Space is limited so get the $35 registration fee in no later than June 6, 2014.

Lake Dardanelle State Park is one of the 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. The park offers two areas on 34,300-acre Lake Dardanelle.

The Russellville (main park) and Dardanelle locations both offer camping, marinas, launch ramps, standard pavilions, picnic sites, restrooms, and bathhouses. Along with the visitor center and fishing tournament weigh-in pavilion, the Russellville area offers a barrier-free fishing pier and nature trail. Year-round interpretive programs are offered at the Russellville area.

To reach each park:

(1) Russellville Area — Take Exit #81 (Ark. 7) off I-40 at Russellville. Turn south, then immediately turn west on Ark. 326 and go four miles.

(2) Dardanelle Area — Go four miles west of Dardanelle on Ark. 22.

For more information about the Aquatic Conservation Experience Camp or any park events contact the park at (479) 967-5516 or visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com or www.AdventureStateParks.com.