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Events at Lake Dardanelle

Events at Lake Dardanelle

Sunday, June 12

11a.m. – Game Scene Investigation: G.S.I.  – When you walk around in nature and you see a track, do you take the track at face value as just a foot print, or do you look around to see what the big picture holds? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and see what you can determine about the game scene in the area.

2p.m. – Nature’s Edibles – Ever wonder what there is in the forest to eat. What did Native Americans eat as they traveled through and settled this area? There were no traditional grocery stores for them to go to; they did however have the nature's grocery store.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater and she will introduce you to some of nature’s edible treats.

4 p.m. – Native American Games –This area historically was inhabited by Native Americans. They settled this area before the removal.

Lake Dardanelle State Park Resource Rendezvous Fishing Derby

Lake Dardanelle State Park Resource Rendezvous Fishing Derby

We are celebrating our resources, from fish to history, and sharing our natural environment. There will be no charge for the event. The Fishing derby will be held from 9-11a.m. at the Lake Dardanelle State Park swim beach. The derby is for children ages 12 and under. Participants will need to bring their own fishing pole and bait. Prizes will be given away to participants throughout the derby. Lunch will be served to derby participants at the open-air pavilion. There will be a Keelboat demonstration by the Early Arkansaw Re-enactors Association following lunch.  This is a celebration, and we hope you come to enjoy your Arkansas State Park.

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.

Lake Dardanelle State Park boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park 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 May 16-17, 2011 at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center Classroom from 6 – 9 p.m.

Lake Dardanelle events

Lake Dardanelle events

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! 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, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Saturdays 1:45 p.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 6th

7 p.m.

Get ready for Riverfest with half-price tickets

Get ready for Riverfest with half-price tickets

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Riverfest is upon us once again, and it's time to get your tickets! They're on sale at half price at participating Walgreens stores, and they're good for all three days of the celebration.

This year's festival is Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. More information is available at www.riverfestarkansas.com.

Golf tournament helps send students to convention

Golf tournament helps send students to convention

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- A golf tournament is being put on by SHIMA (the Student Health Information Management Association) of Arkansas Tech University. It will go towards paying our way to the ArHIMA State Convention.

The event will be at Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville, Arkansas, on April 30 at 9 am. It is a four-person scramble, with a shotgun start. The price is $75 a person, $300 for a team, and the winning team gets their money back, plus a prize.

There will be several door prizes, and a hamburger buffet is included in the price of the tournament. People interested can contact Darla Sparacino at 479-970-0468.

Register for pickleball season by April 8

Register for pickleball season by April 8

RUSSELEVILLE, Ark. -- Pre-registration for the Arkansas Tech HPEWS Club pickleball tournament is open now through Friday, April 8.

Registration forms are available in Hull 100 and should be returned to the same location. The tournament is scheduled to begin in the Hull double gym at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 30.

For individuals registering before Friday, April 8, the cost is $8 for college students with ID and $12 for non-college students. Those who register early will be guaranteed availability of a t-shirt for $10.

For individuals who register after April 8, the cost is $10 for college students and $14 for non-college students. Availability of t-shirts is not guaranteed for people who register late.

People who don't know how to play pickleball will have the opportunity to learn Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.