Sunday, September 18, 2016

Old Post Road Park CG (Arkansas River COE), Russellville, AR

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  On site B15
On site B15
Patio B15  Patio view towards Arkansas River
Our patio and view towards the river
Very steep boat ramp  Daranelle Rock across the river at boat ramp
               Very steep boat ramp                Huge rock formation across the river from the ramp
Paved path  Soccer fields  Paved path
Nice walking path around the soccer complex
Lock and dam  Cargo waiting to go through the lock
Lock and dam…                             cargo waiting to go through


  1. Way back, during our first trip around the sun, we stayed in Russellville, Arkansas but in a commercial park. That was back before we knew about COEs. The only thing I remembered about Arkansas was the highways were like traveling railroad tracks;0((( Safe Travels.....

  2. It's fun seeing where you all have stopped along your way. Looks like a nice site. Safe travels.