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Kayak Campout at Lake Dardanelle State Park

Kayak Campout at Lake Dardanelle State Park

Youth ages 13-15 are invited to take part in 2 fun-filled days and one night of kayaking fun on Lake Dardanelle.  The park will host a Kayak Campout June 22-23, 2012. 

This overnight camp will get kids out and let them enjoy nature and the beauty of the lake via kayak. We will meet at the visitor center Friday morning at 10 a.m. We will kayak out, set up camp, and discover some of the great things nature has to offer. Then we will break camp and kayak back in and will return to the visitor center Saturday afternoon by 1p.m. Registration for the camp will include meals, equipment, and instruction the fee is $75.

Our camps have limited space, so get your registration and fee in early. The latest you can register is June 15, 2012 (provided there is still space available).  You may pick up a registration form at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center, or have it e-mailed or faxed by calling the park at 479-967-5516.

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

Friday, May 18th  

7 p.m. – Evening Kayak Tour - As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates numerous opportunities for people to enjoy from fishing to kayaking. We’ll be paddling our kayaks through some seldom closely seen shoreline of this beautiful 34,000 acre lake. Sign-up and pay at the visitor center (479-967-5516) at least one day in advance. The fee is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12 years old, 5 years and under ride free when with an adult. Please specify when you sign up if you want a tandem (2 person) or solo kayak. We will meet at the front doors of the visitor center.

Saturday, May 19th  

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

Corp opens visitors' center at Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. -- The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District held a ribbon cutting ceremony April 27 for the new Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

The $10.8 million center, which is situated near the dam and the Corps’ project office, is one of a handful of regional Class A facilities in the Corps nationwide.  The 15,000-square-foot facility will have three functional areas: the visitor area, which will include exhibits, a 75-seat theater and a gift shop; the educational area, which will include a multi-purpose room and wet lab; and an administrative office area.

The engaging exhibits emphasize Table Rock dam, lake and powerhouse.  They depict how this project fits into the entire White River Basin.  There are fascinating interactive displays about the Ozark Mountain region and its unique culture and ecosystems.

Volunteers to restore Ozark habitat

Volunteers to restore Ozark habitat

FIELD & STREAM BRINGS ITS HERO FOR A DAY PROGRAM

TO RUSSELLVILLE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21

      

When:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Where:

Ozark National Forest, AR

 

Volunteers will meet at Round Hill Field on Forest Service Road 1201, near the town of Lurton on Highway 7.

 

What:

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

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 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.

 


Friday, May 4th    

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

What's happening at Lake Dardanelle

Sunday, April 15th 

1 p.m. Leave No Trace Traveling Team- Join the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Team at the weigh-in Pavilion where you will explore the principles of Leave No Trace through hands-on, engaging activities.

Friday, April 20th

7p.m. – Geocaching 101 – GPS units are not new, but some of their uses are. Geocaching is an activity that blends technology with outdoor activity. Through experiences in finding geocaches people get a chance to get out in nature and enjoy and appreciate our great resources. Lake Dardanelle State Park has a wide variety of nature to explore and numerous caches in and around the park. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover a new way to enjoy nature.

 

Saturday, April 21st

Lake Dardanelle State Park hosts Leave No Trace Traveling Team

Lake Dardanelle State Park hosts Leave No Trace Traveling Team

Lake Dardanelle State Park is hosting the Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers for weekend programming and awareness education on April 13th through April 15th. Leave No Trace is a critical conservation movement that promotes sustainable outdoor recreational practices for the benefit of people and the natural environment.

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers provide hands-on educational workshops and trainings across the country. Each presentation is unique, from an hour-long workshop to a two-day Leave No Trace Trainer Course. They work with a wide range of audiences such as youth serving organizations, college students, outdoor guides, park rangers and more.