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OLD POST ROAD, AR

part ofDardanelle Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: OLD POST ROAD
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Old Post Road is a camping hotspot at Dardanelle Lake, with numerous opportunities for boating, biking, hiking and birding.

The river valley is a favorite winter destination for bald eagles.

Natural Features:

Perched between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Dardanelle Lake creates an excellent setting for nature lovers. The lake, sourced by the Arkansas River, spans 40,000 acres and boasts 315 miles of shoreline. A variety of hardwoods surround the lake shore.

Recreation:

Boating and fishing are the top activities, and a boat ramp is provided for convenient lake access.

Soccer and baseball fields and tennis courts offer additional recreation opportunities, and a biking trail also starts at the campground.

Facilities:

The 37 reservable campsites offer have water and electric hookups. A playground and multiple picnic areas make the park perfect for families and parties.

Nearby Attractions:

The nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent wildlife viewing and photography.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Baseball Fields
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis Courts
Know Before You Go
  • NOTE: A special event application is required for any event including, but not limited to one or more of the following:

    1. An entry, spectator, or participating fee is charged
    2. If you have an anticipated attendance of 100 or more persons
    3. An extraordinary impact on project resources is expected
    4. Corps personnel provide additional patrols, surveillance, refuse collection, and/or crowd control
    5. Event involves the use of concession tents and/or vendors
    6. Event involves Bounce Houses/Bump N Jump Inflatables
    7. Fishing Tournament
    8. Music Festival

    In addition to the special event application, you may be asked to submit the following information before approval can be granted: (1) proof of liability insurance; (2) event details & description; (3) schedule of events; (4) parking plans. There will be a $50.00 permit fee upon approval of all special events.

    PROHIBITED: Please note that livestock, exotic animals, explosives, loaded projectile firing devices, and commercial activities are prohibited on project lands unless written permission has been received from the District Commander. If commercial tents are permitted for your special event, please note that driving tent stakes into concrete or asphalt on project lands is prohibited.

    Special Event Applications can be obtained by contacting the Russellville Project Office at 479-968-5008.

    Send Applications & Permit Fees to:
    Russellville Project Office
    Attn: Special Event
    1598 Lock and Dam Road
    Russellville, AR 72802

  • Campsites are first come, first served outside the reservation season
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.24722, -93.1625
35°14'50"N, 93°9'45"W

From SR-7, take Lock and Dam Road for one mile and follow signs into campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

OLD POST ROAD
1063 LOCK AND DAM ROAD
RUSSELLVILLE  AR  72802

Phone Number:

Information:  (479)968-7962
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