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Lake Dardanelle upcoming events
Lake Dardanelle upcoming events

Tuesday, October 2nd

1:30pm – 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?

 

Friday, October 5th

7p.m. – Masters of the Night – Bat populations are in decline due to misinformation and fear. Meet a park interpreter on the Dardanelle side of the park in the grassy area near the playground to discover the bat myths that have given them a bad reputation and learn about which bats you can find here at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Please bring a flashlight and don’t forget your insect repellant.

 

Saturday, October 6th 

9a.m. – Home is Where the Forest is – Lake Dardanelle has diverse habitat to support many creatures. Have you ever thought of how your decisions affect these creatures? How can you help animals? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and discover some of our local birds and how we can help them.

 

12p.m. –Grab Bag Adventures– The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle create many opportunities for discovery and exploration.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to find out what is in her magic bag!  We’ll play a little game to let you touch and feel your way around.  Hints will be given, but you’ll be testing your sense of wildlife!

 

1:30pm – 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?

 

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.

 

3p.m. – In-seine Adventure – The Arkansas River creates many opportunities for enjoyment as it journeys through Lake Dardanelle. What all lives in the Lake besides fish and turtles? Well, here is your chance to find out. We will seine for macro-invertebrates and see who is living in the lake. Come prepared to get wet and wear water shoes; we will meet at the kayak beach next the visitor center.

 

4p.m. – Fish Prints– Lake Dardanelle’s fishery is healthy and diverse. We’ll be using the fishery as inspiration to make some beautiful creations.  Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to create some fishy art.

 

7p.m. – Talking Turkey– Native American tribes that historically inhabited this area were heavily dependent on nature for their livelihood. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater as she explains the importance the wild turkey had to the Native Americans who traveled through and settled this area. Learn how historical Native American uses for the turkey differ from the uses of today. Discover why turkey, is not just for dinner.

               

Sunday, October 7th 

10 a.m. – All Tied Up– By learning basic knot tying skills, you can learn to set up your campsite quickly and efficiently. Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to learn how to tie a few basic knots that will come in handy on any outdoor adventure.

 

2p.m. – Great American Camper Quiz– Meet a park interpreter in the orientation room at the visitor center to see how in tune you are with the natural world. We’ll be testing your skills about furs, tracks, and some mystery items! Bring you whole family and see how much you know!

 

Tuesday, October 9th

1:30pm – 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?

 

Friday, October 12th

7p.m. – Fire Side Stories –Telling stories is a centuries old tradition created for pleasure, as well as to pass down the history and oral traditions of an area or group of people.  Meet a park interpreter on the Dardanelle side of the park in the grassy area near the playground to hear some stories, share some stories, and enjoy the fire light. Bring something to sit on.

 

Saturday, October 13th

12p.m. – Wearable Water Cycle – As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you.  Discover the many stops a drop of water makes on its journey through the water cycle. The possibilities are endless. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and dive into this incredible journey.

 

1:30pm – 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?

 

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.

 

3p.m. – Pioneer Play– You will discover what pioneer kids did to pass the time while the exploration and progress of their parents forged the culture you find here today. Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center.

 

7p.m.–Hidden Creatures– We humans wear camouflage on a daily basis to blend in while hunting, and sometimes just for style.  But, animals have to use camouflage to survive in the wild.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to see some pictures of these animals doing what they do best, blending in with nature, and see if you can spot all the hidden creatures in the pictures!

 

Sunday, October 14th 

10a.m. – Wildlife Hike – You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many of these creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home. Then head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find.

 

1p.m. – Black Bears – Today Arkansas has a healthy bear population, that wasn’t always the case. Bears have had some trying times throughout their history. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and learn some of the things that make these large mammals so unique.