Constructed under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District, Lake Dardanelle is one of the most accessible and attractive recreation areas in Arkansas. Located about half-way between Little Rock and Fort Smith, the lake stretches some 50 miles as part of the $1.2 billion Arkansas River Navigation System and covers nearly 40,000 acres of land. It is an important link in the 450-mile project that extends river commerce from the Mississippi River to near Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lake Dardanelle State Park offers two areas on the lake: one park site is at Russellville, and the other is located at nearby Dardanelle. The Russellville site features a striking 10,527-square-foot visitor center on the lakeshore overlooking the lake. Lake Dardanelle is a major bass tournament fishing site and features a state of the art weigh in facility. Crickets and frogs may work well for anglers out on this lake.

Our bait recommendations

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