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Shoal Bay

Dardanelle Lake



Shoal Bay campground on Lake Dardanelle is an excellent spot for fishing, swimming and wildlife viewing. It has 45 reservable campsites, a boat ramp, playground, hot showers and two picnic shelters. The nearby Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary offers 6 miles of trails for exploration.


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


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.


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.
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Campground Matrix

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