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Mount Magazine State Park

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Address: 16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
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+1 479-963-8502

High atop 2,753-foot Mount magazine, the state's tallest mountain, this...

High atop 2,753-foot Mount magazine, the state's tallest mountain, this scenic Arkansas state park was developed in the Mount Magazine Ranger District of the Ozark-St. Francis National Forest through a special use permit from the U.S. Forest Service. Sweeping vistas of broad river valleys, deep canyons, and distant mountains welcome outdoor enthusiasts to Arkansas's high point.

This is a place to enjoy sightseeing, exploring the mountain and nature study. The park is a destination for outdoor sports and extreme adventure enthusiasts that offers rock climbing, rappelling, hang-gliding, mountain biking, horseback riding, backpacking, and ATV adventure. An ATV guide service is available. The park also offers overlooks, hiking trails, a picnic area with restrooms, pavilion, and a visitor center with an exhibit gallery and gift shop. The park offers 18 campsites (two Class AAA and 16 Class AA with tent only options).

The Lodge features 60 guest rooms, a restaurant, conference center, business center, indoor heated swimming pool, fitness center and game room.

Thirteen fully equipped cabins share the same bluff and seeping views of the valley as the lodge.

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We tent camped here and hiked the summit trail. Not much to see, but we were able to see some fantastic views while driving to the campsite. Wish we had more time to spend on... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We tent camped here and hiked the summit trail. Not much to see, but we were able to see some fantastic views while driving to the campsite. Wish we had more time to spend on other trails. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Rls3t
Charleston, Arkansas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiking the marked trails is a great way to work up an appetite for Sky Crest Restaurant at The Lodge at top of Mount Magazine.

Thank BevDot2017
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good visitor center with a window to see the birds on the feeders. Nice staff. Good places to have a picnic and the views of the lake are really nice. Do not stay on the lodge unless you don't have a problem with a noisy AC that you can't turn off or regulate. The restaurant was OK with a buffet... More 

Thank Starviagera
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rented a cabin for 4 people two bedrooms, separate bathrooms, hot tub and huge balcony. I would absolutely stay there again. The accommodations were beautiful full kitchen totally stocked, all you have to do is show up. This place was first class all the way, the furniture, beds, hot tub, and even the chairs on the balcony were expensive.... More 

Thank Skygayle
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect couples cabin! King bed faces gorgeous mountain view through French doors that lead to a wonderful outdoor hot tub! Fireplace pretty stocked with a wooden firestarter!❤️

Thank markandkimwillis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have enjoyed many day trips to this area year round. Carry a lunch and sit on the rocks and enjoy the view of valleys and scenic area.

Thank SDC73
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Wow, wow, and even another wow. Then again, what else can you expect when visiting the highest spot in Arkansas? Mount Magazine State Park is remarkable and it is clearly valued by those taking care of this natural treasure. Everything is well maintained and, where it isn’t, is under construction to make it better. Amazing views to the valleys surrounding... More 

Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Booneville, Arkansas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Hwy 10 is the best scenic route to take up to the Lodge. There are also several Antique stores and Flea Markets in Booneville on Hwy 10 or (Main) to stop and shop on the way. Be sure and visit the Old White House at 433 Main Street in Booneville for a great shopping experience. Open Tuesday - Friday 10am... More 

Thank richardssonja
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Two years ago we stayed at the lodge hoping to rent a cabin the next time, so we did. We were lucky enough to get cabin 3 which is a two bedroom cabin past the lodge. I think by looking at the others that this has the best vista. Such a view! The cabin itself was the cleanest rental we... More 

Thank Akumalholic
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is well worth the trip to visit this place and experience all it has to offer - awesome hiking trails, outdoor activities, numerous breathtaking views at Arkansas's highest point. Lodging/cabins are available along with camping sites. You will truly remember this visit.

Thank jimjanebarry

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