Days are getting shorter and nights are getting cooler. The leaves are bright with color and plenty of wildlife can be seen taking advantage of the autumn harvest to prepare for migration or hibernation.
Lake Dardanelle State Park invites you to explore what makes this time of the year so special. All ages are welcome to join the park for fun fall festivities, including a kayak tour to enjoy the autumn colors surrounding the lake.
There will also be a fireside cooking demonstration for just $2 per person. Please pre-register and pay prior to this program at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center or by calling 479-967-5516.
Other programs offered throughout the day that will be free of charge will include a Nature’s Bounty hike, candle making, a scavenger hunt, fall foliage fun craft, fish feeding, and critter crunch. The park will also have some plants from their popular Butterfly Garden for sale throughout the day.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 18th, in conjunction with Picnic in Park.
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.