Shoal Bay

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 between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests. 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 53 reservable campsites, most of which have electric hookups. Two large picnic shelters are also available. Shoal Bay will be closed from November 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013.
Activities 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


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

Contact Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay Road Box 499
New Blaine, Arkansas  72851
Phone: (479) 938-7335


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