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.

Highest Point in Arkansas

Highest Point in Arkansas

Lodge

Lodge

Fall Pan

Fall Pan

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

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.

There are 16 pictures of the park showing the overlooks, campgrounds, and fall colors.
Entrance Sign-Arlene
Entrance Sign-Arlene

Arlene Sits by the Entrance Sign.

Valley Overlook
Valley Overlook

Petit Jean Valley Overlook is a must stop.

Campgrounds in fall
Campgrounds in fall

Shaded and roomy campsites.

Entrance Sign-Arlene
Entrance Sign-Arlene

Arlene Sits by the Entrance Sign.

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Panoramic Views Are Everywhere
fallpan.jpg

View of the Petit Jean Valley

Cameron Bluff Overlook.jpg

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
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 from Restaurant

View of Blue Mountain Lake from the restaurant.

Dick in Restaurant
Dick in Restaurant

The restaurant is well worth the price and time to visit.

Trail to the Top
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
Trailhead for Signal Hill

Dick stands at the trailhead sign.

Dick at Top of Mountain
Dick at Top of Mountain

We reached the top, the highest point in Arkansas.

High Point Marker
High Point Marker

A bronze survey marker locates the exact spot of the 2753' at the top of the mountain..

Visitor Center
Visitor Center

The large visitor center has a gift shop, educational rooms and a lot of displays.

Display in Visitor Center
Display in Visitor Center

The visitor center displays help people to understand the formation of the area.

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.