Dardanelle Rock Natural Area

Dardanelle Rock Natural Area

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Dardanelle Rock Natural Area Info

 County: Yell
 Division: Arkansas Valley
 Acres: 10
 Year Added: 1976


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Dardanelle Rock Natural Area, located in the Arkansas Valley, contains an exposure of Hartshorne sandstone that was folded into a synclinal (concave upward fold) structure when the Ouachita Mountains were formed and then breached through erosion by the Arkansas River to form a water gap. Dardanelle Rock has been a major landmark along the Arkansas River since the days of early Arkansas exploration. Parts of the outcrop are naturally devoid of vegetation; however, some slopes hold enough soil to support a forest of black oak, mockernut hickory, and shortleaf pine.


*Access to this site is temporarily closed due to flooding of the Arkansas River* The site is located on the east end of Dardanelle Mountain at Dardanelle, Arkansas. To access the area, turn north off State Highway 7 onto Front Street. Proceed 1 mile to the natural area sign. (Directions via Google)


Hunting is prohibited on this natural area.

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