Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Ozark Folk Center Petit Jean DeGray Hobbs State Park Conservation Area Crowley's Ridge Historic Washington State Park Mount Magazine Village Creek Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Toltec Mounds Bull Shoals - White River Moro Bay Cossatot River Davidsonville Delta Heritage Trail Lake Ouachita Pinnacle Mountain Cane Creek Jacksonport Lake Catherine Logoly Prairie Grove Battlefield Lake Charles Lake Chicot Lake Frierson Mount Nebo Powhatan Courthouse White Oak Lake Withrow Springs Wooly Hollow Conway Cemetery Hampson Museum Lake Poinsett Millwood Parkin Archeological [X] Lake Dardanelle [X] Daisy Region Central North Central Northwest Southwest Lower Delta Upper Delta Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Kayaking / Canoeing Boating / Marinas Fishing Geocaching Hiking Mountain Biking Road Cycling Snorkeling / Scuba Diving Swimming Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Megan Ayres Sasha Bowles Jason Baumgartner Meg Matthews Date Published June 2020 May 2020 April 2020 February 2020 January 2019 August 2016 April 2016 Mayflies: Nuisance or Nutrient? Jun 2020 ⁄ Sasha Bowles Fishing is a favored pastime at Lake Dardanelle State Park, making people the top of this food chain. We love to catch fish, but often don’t think of all the creatures it took to build that strong healthy fish on the end of our fishing line. Mayflies are an essential part of the food chain that keeps the fishery at Lake Dardanelle State Park healthy. In this photo essay... Photo Essay: Life Below Lake Dardanelle May 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres What lives in a lake? If you are like most of us, your first thoughts were fish, snakes, and turtles. Believe it or not, that’s only a small part of the life below Lake Dardanelle! Lake Dardanelle State Park Aqua-Escape May 2020 ⁄ Jason Baumgartner Escape to Lake Dardanelle State Park’s largest aquarium exhibit and see some of our native fish from a unique underwater perspective. Inside Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center is 7,000 gallons of aquarium exhibits that provide an up-close connection with Lake Dardanelle’s native fish species. Lake Dardanelle: One River Many Voices Apr 2020 ⁄ Sasha Bowles What is now the body of water called Lake Dardanelle was once simply the Arkansas River, a life source to plants and wildlife, as well as the Native Americans and settlers who migrated here. One river many voices. Lake Dardanelle State Park Sunset Apr 2020 ⁄ Megan Ayres Lake Dardanelle State Park sits along the edge of Lake Dardanelle, a 34,300-acre reservoir on the Arkansas River. Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats in and around the lake will surround you in natural beauty and a top-notch fishery. Enjoy this sunset view from the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center. Eagle Tours Feb 2020 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff One of the most awe-inspiring birds you can witness is the Bald Eagle. Once endangered, the Bald Eagle has made an encouraging comeback and now nests along rivers and lakeshores throughout the state. Now, you can find our national emblem in dozens of sites across Arkansas, particularly along shores of lakes and rivers. The most common time to experience Bald Eagle... New Year’s Resolution: Visit an Arkansas State Park Every Month Jan 2019 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Top 10 Ways to Stay Cool at Arkansas State Parks Aug 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews While we wait for cooler temperatures to come to The Natural State, here are the top 10 ways to stay cool at Arkansas State Parks during the dog days of summer. A Daisy of a Park! Apr 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Daisy State Park is a hub of southwest Arkansas adventures including diamond digging, canoeing, kayaking, trout fishing, Little Missouri Falls, and Hot Springs National Park. Events Roundup: Spring and Summer in Arkansas Jul 2020 Learn Dutch oven cooking, paddle downstream or practice your bird calls — but most importantly, get outside as Arkansas warms up with these festivals and ongoing activities.