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Fires Allowed
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About Shoal Bay

This shady campground sits on the scenic Shoal Bay arm of Lake Dardanelle, offering an excellent setting for boating, swimming and wildlife viewing.

Recreation

The lake, a popular spot for anglers, is brimming with white bass, largemouth bass, bream, crappie and large catfish.

The Bridge Rock Trail winds along a rugged slope overlooking the narrows of Shoal Creek, offering excellent hiking opportunities.

Dardanelle's Visitor Center is noteworthy for its "Renaissance of a River" theme. Interpretive exhibits express the progression of river valley from the time of early Native Americans to its present day.

Facilities

Shoal Bay offers 45 reservable campsites, most of which have electric hookups. Two large picnic shelters are also available. Amenities include a boat ramp, playground and hot showers.

Natural Features

Dardanelle Lake, sourced by the Arkansas River, spans 40,000 acres and boasts 315 miles of shoreline. The lake sits in the river valley between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests.

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 6 mile trail system.

ADA Access: N

Sites
79
Operator
US Army Corps of Engineers
Access
Drive In
Boat In
Features
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ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Shoal Bay is located in Arkansas
Latitude
35.31 N
Longitude
-93.431 W
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Directions
From New Blaine, Arkansas, take State Route 197 north for 2 miles. Follow signs into campground.
2 Reviews of Shoal Bay
Clean Park

Great Corp of Engineers Park tucked in the trees south of Lake Dardanelle. Paved level sites with water and electricity and clean bathrooms. Nice fishing available.

First to Review
Shoal Bay is pretty average for the area

Shoal Bay is run by the Corps of Engineers. The campsite pads are large and well spaced but the camp seemed slightly below average for the area. The campground is next to the lake and the cost is pretty reasonable, it just doesn't seemed to be maintained as well as some of the other Corps of Engineer run campgrounds in the area.

If you are more interested in boating and care less about the camping aspect then this campground will be fine for you.