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Autumn is the season of change as nature prepares for the cold winter. Days are rapidly getting shorter and nights getting cooler. The leaves are bright with color and plenty of wildlife can be seen taking advantage of the wild harvest to prepare for migration or hibernation. Come out to Lake Dardanelle State Park to explore what makes this time of the year special. All ages are welcome to join us for some fun fall festivities. We will offer a kayak tour to enjoy the autumn colors surrounding the lake, please register and pay prior to tour at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. Other programs throughout the day will include: fall colors walk, crafting corn husk figures, making leaf prints, and a Dutch oven cooking demonstration with a small $1 fee, please pre-register by calling the visitor center at 479-967-5516. We will end the day listening to stories of the night sky as you explore the constellations and take on the Star Gazers Challenge at the swimming beach area beginning at 8 p.m.
Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? –We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?
Saturdays at 1:45p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.
Saturday, September 1st
9a.m. – Nature Detective – The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Explore the park by touching, seeing, smelling, and listening to the
From Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center – Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a free traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed at Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive Russellville, Arkansas on Sunday,August 12 – Sunday, August 26, 2012 from Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fought in earnest contains fifteen free-standing banners that showcase images from the Arkansas History Commission’s holdings. Original documents, photographs, maps, drawings, paintings and artifacts illustrate the story of the Civil War in Arkansas. These primary source materials offer a first-hand look at the lives of Confederate and Union soldiers, government officials and civilians from 1861 to 1865.
“We wanted to develop several types of materials to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War in Arkansas,” stated Dr. Wendy Richter, State Historian and the History Commission’s Director. She continued, “I am very pleased that Lake Dardanelle State Park is sharing this
Join us at Lake Dardanelle State Park August 25th in celebrating the many aspects of our history that gives this area its unique culture. We will have a Dutch Oven Cooking 101 in the morning, with local dutch oven group, River Valley Black Pot Cookers. We will have programs all day long. We will also feature some crafts as well, including making Native American Games, fishing poles, and basic weaving. The fee for the crafts is $2 each, if you register for all three, you get a discount. For a detailed schedule or to register for the crafts you can come by or call the visitor center. Come out and join us in exploring the heritage of the area.
Do you enjoy kayaking, fishing, seining, and other fun outdoor activities? Come out to Lake Dardanelle State Park to experience some fun aquatic adventures! Explore many of the unique aquatic creatures that call Lake Dardanelle State Park home.
Lake Dardanelle State Park will be holding a
Our future flies on the wings of pollinators! Join us for a weekend celebrating the park’s butterfly and wildflower diversity. Discover how everything in nature is connected through programs, guided walks, and the ever-popular Bug Bonanza Pavilion. Don’t miss the special concert that closes this celebration. The Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival is one of the most popular nature-related family events in Arkansas!
A detailed schedule of music, crafts, and family fun can be found on our online calendar.