While we had a great time at Natchez Trace SP it was time to move on. Our immediate goal is to slowly work our way to the SKPs national rally (Escapade) in Gillette, WY at the end of June.
We have a couple of stops in mind, but nothing is ever set in stone. After a bit of internet searching and reading reviews on RV Park Reviews we decided to head over to the middle section of Arkansas. We drove about 350 miles Wednesday enroute from Natchez Trace SP to Lake Dardanelle SP near Russellville, AR. The trip was fairly uneventful until we got near Brinkley, AR (on I-40 west). Road construction on the bridge over the White River has been continuing for MANY, MANY long months now and we were prepared to detour on a parallel road if the need arose. Well, not only was the road construction backing up traffic for many miles, but a very serious crash involving multiple tractor-trailers occurred in the construction zone. We heard later that there was at least one fatality in the crash. The detour only slowed us by about 25 minutes (and we were continuously moving), so we really couldn't complain. Also, what difference would it make anyway! (Another great advantage of the fulltime lifestyle!)
|Top(L) Looking "up" the road Top(R) Typical WF Site
Bottom(L) Patio and Tent Platform Bottom(R) End of circle
|Our Site (Afternoon Shade, but still Satellite!)
Lake Dardanelle is large. With 315 miles of shoreline, it is a 34,000 acre man-made lake on the Arkansas River. One of the many locks and dams sites are just south of the campground.
|Top(L) Swim Beach Top(R) Fishing Tournament Area
Bottom(L) Picnicking Bottom (R) Visitor Center
We didn't get a chance to get our Sea Eagle boat in the water while in Natchez Trace SP in Tennessee due to the rain the last couple of days, but this park looks very favorable for that activity.
On Thursday we took a short drive and visited another Arkansas SP, but more on that in our next post.
Thanks for dropping by to take a look!