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Lake Dardanelle State Park Annual Cultural Celebration August 27th

Lake Dardanelle State Park Annual Cultural Celebration August 27th

Join us at Lake Dardanelle State Park August 27th in celebrating the many facets of our history that gives this area its unique culture. We will have a Dutch Oven Cooking Workshop in the morning. We will be giving away a dutch oven cooking kit, which will include a dutch oven, dutch oven cookbook, and a pot holder. Pre-registration is required, you can register by calling 479-967-5516, the fee is $5 per person. Were we will have activities all day  ranging from programs about the river, Native American and Pioneer games, letterboxing, edible plants, and we will wrap up the day with some mountain music and an owl prowl. For a detailed schedule you can come by or call the visitor center. Come out and join us in exploring the heritage of the area.

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.

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

Corps concerned with rising number of deaths at its parks

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Adult softball registration July 11-22

Adult softball registration July 11-22

The Russellville Recreation and Parks Department will register teams for the Adult Fall Softball League starting July 11 and ending at 5: pm on July 22.  Teams that register must pay the entry fee and submit the entry form, and a team roster.  All forms are available in the Russellville Recreation and Parks Department Office or may be downloaded from our website at www.eteamz.com/rsvlparksdepartment.  Call 968-1272 for more information

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

Big Bass Bonanza Leaderboard

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Daniel Schults of Pine Bluff leads the field of anglers with a 5.63 pound bass he caught in the Dumas pool.  Schults caught the fish in the 9 a.m. hour to take the overall lead on the first day of the three-day tournament.


When asked about the experience, Schults, who spent the morning fishing with his father Wayne said, “I was fishing hard.”  This was the second time the younger Schults had fished the Dumas pool.


Leaders in the other four pools are:

•  Jason Deblock of Vilonia (4.87) – Little Rock pool

•  Martin Arnold of Ft. Smith (5.36) – Fort Smith pool

•  David Wood of Dardanelle (5.54) – Dardanelle pool

•  Eric Green of Pine Bluff (5.49) – Pine Bluff pool



The top fish wins the guaranteed $50,000. Each of the other four pool leaders has the potential to win a guaranteed $10,000 for catching the

largest fish in each of the other pools during the tournament.

Russellville Fishing Derby winners

Russellville Fishing Derby winners

Here are the winners at our annual children’s fishing derby held at Pleasant View Park on June 11.

Arkansas Tech's Barnes, Huggins win College BASS Super Regional

Arkansas Tech's Barnes, Huggins win College BASS Super Regional

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Dustin Huggins and Evan Barnes of Arkansas Tech University are the 2011 Mercury College BASS West Super Regional champions.

The two-man team reeled in 31 pounds, 15 ounces worth of fish over the course of the two-day event at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3.

Huggins and Barnes took a commanding day one lead by weighing in with 16 pounds and three ounces.

CADDIS hosts fly-tying clinic

CADDIS hosts fly-tying clinic

The CADDIS Fly Fishing Club is hosting a fly-tying clinic at Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. This workshop will be held May 28, 2011 from 9a.m. – 1pm. Join the CADDIS fly tiers and learn techniques for tying flies, you can also try your hand at tying. The CADDIS fly fishing club is located in Russellville. For more information about the club and meetings, visit their website at www.caddisflyfishers.org.

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.