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'Winter at the Lake' celebrates natural wonders
'Winter at the Lake' celebrates natural wonders

Bring the whole family to the park for this one day winter event. On December 10th 2011 there will be programs, crafts, and refreshments all free of charge. Activities will be going on starting at 9 a.m. and ending with the trimming of our tree at 5 p.m.

Step out of the cold and into the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center and warm up with some hot spiced tea and hot chocolate. Catch up on some Christmas shopping during the 25% off sale in the gift shop. You can make some animal autographs, follow the migration of a bird while playing a life-sized board game and discover what owls like to have for dinner. Get creative and help feed out winter birds by making some edible ornaments to decorate our tree. Come learn about how nature and animals change during the winter at the educational programs that will be offered throughout the day. The day will end with the ceremonial trimming of the Master Naturalist bird feeding tree. Activities will be going on starting at 9 a.m. and ending with the tree trimming at 5 p.m.

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