100 State Park Drive Russellville, AR 72802
The 1800’s brought many emigrants to the river valley; they had to learn to live off the land. Some of these early inhabitants were the Cherokee who lived in this area and those that moved through during the Trail of Tears. Join a park interpreter in the Lakeview Room and learn to weave a Cherokee style double wall basket. This will be a hands-on program with limited space (pre-registration is required). Come prepared to get a little wet and watch your basket take shape before your eyes. The workshop will be from 9a.m. to 4p.m. bring a sack lunch or plan to visit a local restaurant. Registration is $40 per person, call the park visitor center at 479- 967-5516 to get signed up.
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.
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