Lake Dardanelle State Park to Host Outdoor Skills Workshop

Do you think you could survive in the wild?  Come test your outdoor skills and learn some new ones!

We want to encourage people to get out and enjoy all that this great state has to offer. By giving them the knowledge to have a safe enjoyable experience, we hope that more people will get out. This workshop will include backpacking tips, knot tying instructions, fishing techniques, and much more.

The workshop will be held September 22, 2012 it is open to ages 8 and up, we encourage family groups. Participants will meet at the visitor center at 9am and will be done at 4pm.  Lunch, snacks, and all materials will be included in the $40 registration fee. Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Participants must be registered no later than September 15th. You may pick up a registration form at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center, or have it e-mailed/faxed by using the information below.

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:

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.

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

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