Mount Magazine State Park

Highest point in Arkansas, great lodge and a must see in Arkansas

Check out the slide shows, pictures, videos, and information below.

Dramatic scenery of  valleys, mountains, and spectacular vistas awaits anyone who visits Mount Magazine State Park.  This park hosts the highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet. This park is located in the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. A large lodge is the focal point for the park from which the natural beauty of the Ozark Mountains can be seen for miles. The lodge has an excellent restaurant, which I highly recommend you to visit. There are many trails offering a variety of experiences from hiking or biking to mountain climbing. Be sure to stop at the lookout points along the road to and from the park.

If you are a camper, you will love the campground. The sites are roomy and shaded. If you don't camp and cannot get into the lodge at the park, check accommodations in Paris, Clarksville, or Russellville, Arkansas.

Check out the Mount Magazine website details about the park and its facilities.

Check out this beautiful spring video of the Wildman Twin Falls.

Panoramic Views Are Everywhere

View of the Petit Jean Valley

Cameron Bluff Overlook with Fall Colors

Below are pictures of the beautiful lodge and restaurant, the Signal Hill Trail, and the Visitor Center.
Lodge-Valley
The lodge overlooks the Blue Mountain Lake Valley. It has conference rooms and is the focal point of the park.
View from Restaurant
View of Blue Mountain Lake from the restaurant.
Dick in Restaurant
The restaurant is well worth the price and time to visit.
Trail to the Top
Across from the entrance to the campground is the beginning of the trail to the top of the mountain.
Trailhead for Signal Hill
Dick stands at the trailhead sign.
Dick at Top of Mountain
We reached the top, the highest point in Arkansas.
High Point Marker
A bronze survey marker locates the exact spot of the 2753' at the top of the mountain..
Visitor Center
The large visitor center has a gift shop, educational rooms and a lot of displays.
Display in Visitor Center
The visitor center displays help people to understand the formation of the area.
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Below John Dovish's Explore Arkansas done for AETN in September 2006 has a great video that includes scenes from Mount Magazine State Park. However, you have to set the video at the 9:37 minute marker. It follows a segment about Underwater Arkansas. It last for 8 minutes, after which is a segment about a ranch that was in northern Arkansas.