Date of Stay: Thursday September 15 – Sunday September 18, 2016 (3 nights)
Rate: $10/night (Access Pass discount)
Website: Old Post Road Park CG
1063 Lock and Dam Road
Russellville, AR 72802
Description: Located in west-central Arkansas near I-40 and the town of Russellville (pop. 29,000) on the Arkansas Rivier at the Dardanelle Lock and Dam. The cg has about 40 sites and 3 of those are first come first serve. The road and sites are paved and all have W/E (50A). Some have a shelter over the picnic table. We stayed on site B15 and got sat tv somewhat. There is a very steep boat ramp to the river and the town has a soccer field complex at the entrance to the cg. There is a separate park with basketball and tennis courts along with disc golf. The Arkansas River Visitor Center is near the Lock and Dam.
Trash and Recycle: There are several dumpsters in the cg and the check-in office has a basket for drink cans recycling.
Activities: Morning walks were enjoyable with a bit of wildlife sightings such as deer and raccoons. There is a paved path that goes around the soccer fields under the trees. The cg filled up on the weekend so it may be hard to get a spot during the busy summer season. Russellville is a large enough town to get whatever is needed for a nice visit. The Visitor Center is small and closed on the weekends. It was hard to time the ships correctly to watch them come and go at the lock but they do have some traffic. It was quite hot and humid here and we heard Southern accents again.
On site B15
Our patio and view towards the river
Very steep boat ramp Huge rock formation across the river from the ramp
Nice walking path around the soccer complex
Lock and dam… cargo waiting to go through