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Places to Camp near Dardanelle Lake

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Dardanelle Lake, OR is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Dardanelle Lake is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Dardanelle Lake camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Dardanelle Lake, OR (3)

    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Piney Bay
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    Piney Bay

    12 Reviews
    52 Photos
    56 Saves
    Hagarville, Arkansas

    Overview

    Download a Piney Bay park map HERE__ 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.

    Recreation

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

    Facilities

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

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Old Post Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Post Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Post Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Post Road
    Camper-submitted photo from Old Post Road
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    Old Post Road

    5 Reviews
    18 Photos
    36 Saves
    Dardanelle, Arkansas

    Overview

    Download an Old Post park map HERE__ 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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Nearby Attractions

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

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 - $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Shoal Bay

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    Shoal Bay

    5 Reviews
    28 Photos
    19 Saves
    Clarksville, Arkansas

    Overview

    Download a Shoal Bay park map HERE__ 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

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $75 / night


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