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Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course
Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Auxiliary Coast Guard are partnering to provide a Boating Education Course open to the public. Plan to attend the Boating Education Course offered March 3 & 4, 2014 at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center Classroom from 6-9 p.m. You must attend both nights to complete the course.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s “Mandatory Boating Education Regulation states that:  “Anyone born after 1985 must take and pass an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course and carry proof that he or she has satisfactorily completed the course in order to operate a motorboat in Arkansas.”

The minimum 6 hour course includes; boat classification, registration, lifesaving equipment, navigation aids, rules of the road, maintenance, courtesy, and much more. The course is free of charge and is open to a limited number.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 479-967-5516.

For more information about other Boating Education Courses scheduled in your area, please call the Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Office at its toll free number 1-877-493-6424.

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 any park event contact the park at (479)967-5516 or visit www.ArkansasStateParks.com or www.AdventureStateParks.com   

(Source: Lake Dardanelle State Park )