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Lakes & Rivers

Russellville Lakes & Rivers
Family Fun on Lake Dardanelle

With so much natural beauty surrounding the Arkansas River Valley, Russellville is the perfect place for families. Whether hiking to the waterfall on Petit Jean Mountain or boating on Lake Dardanelle, an up-close and personal relationship with nature is never more than just a few steps away. The beautiful Arkansas River winds its way through Russellville between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains providing stunning vistas, championship fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, skiing and other recreational opportunities. Dardanelle Lock and Dam is located south of Russellville on the Arkansas River, which created Lake Dardanelle. This 35,000 acre body of water is known for its competition fishing, pleasure fishing, boating, skiing and other recreational uses and is outlined with camping areas.


Lake Dardanelle State Park and Old Post Road Park together offer boat access ramps, fishing piers with handicap accessibility, information center, 332 campsites, cabins, marina and boat repair, and amphitheater. Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center encompasses 10,527 sq. ft. and houses interactive nature exhibits, a multipurpose meeting room and classroom, and park staff offices.

Events in Russellville
Events in Russellville

Business Assistance

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The people and opportunities in this community are what drew me Russellville, and that is what continues to keep me here.

Megan Ayres, Park Interpreter, Lake Dardanelle State Park

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708 West Main Street, Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: 479-968-2530

Russellville is a great place to visit and call home!

Live, Work & Play

Do you love the idea of walking down the main street in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee at your local coffee shop and heading off to work only to finish your day in your kayak, taking a quick hike or bike ride? If so, Russellville is the place for you. With our increasing number of urban shops and living area, our growing cultural atmosphere, amazing schools and an increasing number of job opportunities, Russellville has something for everyone.