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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 at 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.

 

 

Sunday, July 1st

10a.m. –Incredible Butterfly– You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. One of these diverse habitats found in Lake Dardanelle State Park is the butterfly garden, providing food, shelter and water. Join a park interpreter at the butterfly garden to learn about the unique features of butterflies and discover the many visitors who call the butterfly garden home.

 

3p.m. –Little Armored One– Diverse habitats, such as the Lake Dardanelle area, have many different kinds of animals. Some are cute and cuddly looking, while others are simply odd. One of these truly unique looking creatures is the armadillo. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn about why they look like they do.

 

Wednesday, July 4th

9a.m. –Nature’s Bounty– The area surrounding Lake Dardanelle has a diverse history. The area had many pioneers and trappers who came and lived off the land, as well as, Cherokees who settled here when they were pressured to leave their homeland in the east in the early 1800’s. The climate was good and food was abundant. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and we will travel down the Meadowbrook Trail and discover some of the species vital for all who settled this area.

 

10a.m. –Corn Husk Dolls– Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture that you find here today.  Join a park interpreter in the visitor center classroom to learn about an early toy that was made by the early settlers of Arkansas and to make one of your own.

 

12p.m. –Fashion a Fish– Learn about the wide variety of shapes and sizes of fish the live in Lake Dardanelle, due to its health and diversity. After you discover the reasons for their shapes you can create a fish of your own. Join a park interpreter in the classroom of the visitor center.

 

1:30p.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 grassy area across from the visitor center 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!

 

3p.m. –Wildlife Bingo– You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover some of the creatures that call this area home.

 

4p.m. –Go Fish Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and learn about the many different fish species Lake Dardanelle has to offer. There are many fish in the lake but there is one that is just right for you, we will discover which one it is.

 

Thursday, July 5th   - Sunset Cinema – Kung Fu Panda II

About Dusk – As the sun sets on beautiful Lake Dardanelle, enjoy the lights rising on a big-screen outdoor movie. Bring your family and some lawn chairs and blankets, or plop right down on the lush green grass. Suggested donation of 1/adult, children 12 and under free. This event is sponsored by the Russellville Advertising and Promotions Commission. Arvest Bank will be providing hotdog, popcorn, and drinks.