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PINEY BAY, AR

part ofDardanelle Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: PINEY BAY
Status: Open through Sat Oct 31 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Piney Bay Campground sits along Dardanelle Lake in western Arkansas. Campers come here to get a break from the city and take advantage of the ample swimming, boating and fishing opportunities.

Natural Features:

Situated between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests, Dardanelle Lake creates an excellent setting for nature lovers. The lake stems from the Arkansas River and spans 40,000 acres. Wooded area and hills surround the lake.

The region is a favorite destination for bald eagles in wintertime.

Recreation:

Picnicking, boating and fishing are favorite pastimes. The lake is brimming with white bass, largemouth bass, bream, crappie and large catfish.

Facilities:

Piney Bay offers more than 60 reservable campsites, all equipped with electric hookups, along with a large group picnic shelter. Campers enjoy hot showers, two boat ramps, a playground and an amphitheater with educational programs.

Nearby Attractions:

Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary, with nearly 86 acres of wetlands and low woods, provide an ideal habitat for native wildlife. Visitors can explore the area on the six-mile trail system.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
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):
35.39944, -93.31444
35°23'58"N, 93°18'52"W

From London, Arkansas, take US-64 west for 3 miles to State Route 359 north. Continue for 3.5 miles and follow signs into the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PINEY BAY
189 PRIVATE ROAD 2720
LONDON  AR  72847

Phone Number:

Information:  (479)885-3029
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