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Autumn in Arkansas Event October 20, 2012 | Environment

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Autumn in Arkansas Event October 20, 2012
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Autumn in Arkansas Event October 20, 2012

 

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.

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.

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

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