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SHOAL BAY, AR

This shady campground sits on the scenic Shoal Bay arm of Lake Dardanelle, offering an excellent setting for boating, swimming and wildlife viewing.Dardanelle Lake, sourced by the Arkansas River, spans 40,000 acres and boasts 315 miles of shoreline. The lake sits in the river valley...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates

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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

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

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.

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 53 reservable campsits, most of which have electric hookups. Two large picnic shelters are also available.

Amenities include a boat ramp, playground and hot showers.

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.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Sun Sep 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Tue Sep 23 2014 - Fri Mar 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Sat Mar 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
Peak Sun Mar 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Mar 01 2014 -
Oct 31 2014
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
Mar 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$20.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.31, -93.43056
35°18'36"N, 93°25'50"W

From New Blaine, Arkansas, take State Route 197 north for 2 miles. Follow signs into campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SHOAL BAY
SHOAL BAY ROAD BOX 499
NEW BLAINE  AR  72859

Phone Number:

Information:  (479)938-7335
Additional Information