As part of the broader Lake Dardanelle Park complex, Old Post is nestled into a beautiful little piece of Arkansas scenery. Its policies are generally dog-friendly -- although, for a proper walk, you'll have to explore the surrounding forested park areas. The park features a small sporting complex in addition to its swimming beach and camping amenities.
Camping is done in Old Post Road in any of the 40 total sites that populate the park. These are centered around the coastline and are directly adjacent to the restroom facilities, public showers, and recreational areas of the park, including basketball and tennis courts. Canines are allowed to stay the night, provided you've paid the small additional nightly fee and they're kept away from indoor public areas. All sites come standard with a fire ring, picnic table, and water spigot that's safe for drinking.
A free public boat ramp is located just outside of the campground and is open to guests who have brought along some sort of vessel emblazoned with up-to-date Arkansas registration stickers. Make sure to follow to the coast south to get some beautiful views of the area's Petit Jean Mountains.
Public fishing is also offered on Dardanelle Lake via two concrete fishing piers. These areas provide benches and reel catches in case your guests need to take a break from the sport. Species commonly seen in the lake are crappie, bream, and largemouth bass. A bait shop is located inside of the lake's marina, in case you need some last minute items. Canines are welcome on the fishing piers as long as visitors keep them on a leash. No rental facilities are provided for this activity, so guests are encouraged to bring any equipment they might need.
Old Post Road Park is located just next to the campgrounds and offers a 1.5-mile paved walking loop that's perfect for canines. A doggie business station is posted at the entrance to the circuit, so guests should have no trouble picking up any messes their pets leave behind.