Mount Magazine Camping
Mount Magazine Camping
Mount Magazine, also know as Magazine Mountain, is the highest mountain in the state of Arkansas and the site of Mount Magazine State Park. The mountain is flat-topped with a sandstone cap rimmed by rock cliffs. There are two peaks situated at the top, Signal Hill, which reaches 2,753 ft, and Mossback Ridge, which reaches 2,700 ft. Magazine Mountain is located in Ozark National Forest in the Arkansas River Valley. Highway 309 known as the Mount Magazine Scenic Byway, is a beautiful dive through the Ozarks. Mount Magazine Camping.
Magazine Mountain gets its name from French explorers who were traveling through the area and a landslide occurred on the mountain. The noise from the landslide prompted one explorer to described it as the sound of an ammunition magazine exploding. The explorers then named the mountain “Magazine”. The mountain is often called “the highest point between the Alleghenies and the Rockies”, but there are areas in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and South Dakota with higher elevations.
Mount Magazine State Park
The park is a place to enjoy sightseeing, exploring the mountain and nature study. It’s also a destination for outdoor sports and extreme adventure enthusiasts that offers rock climbing, rappelling, hand gliding, mountain biking, horseback riding, backpacking and ATV adventure. An ATV guide service is available.
Mount Magazine is the state park system’s most dramatic location for technical rock climbing. The park also offers overlooks, hiking trails, a picnic area with restrooms, pavilion, and visitor center with an interactive exhibit gallery and gift shop. Park interpreters lead a variety of programs that highlight the mountain’s natural diversity and unique species.
Mount Magazine Camping – At the site of the former USDA Forest Service Cameron Bluff Campground, the park campground features 18 campsites with water, electric, and sewer hookups. The campground includes a barrier-free bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets, and an RV dump station. Park campsites may be reserved online at MountMagazineStatePark.com, or by calling Mount Magazine State Park at: 479-963-8502.
Additional campsite choices in the Mount Magazine area include the Cove Lake & Blue Mountain Lake campgrounds locations listed below. Cove Lake is administered by the USDA Forest Service, and Blue Mountain Lake is administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Cove Lake Recreation Area
A 160-acre mountain lake near Magazine Mountain – the highest point in Arkansas with an elevation of 2,753 feet provides a great summer get-away for many. Concession services include boat rentals,cabins, miniature golf course, and food service from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Camp trailers allowed but no special facilities are available. Boat launching ramp. 36 family campsite units. 24 family picnic units. Bathhouse. Pavilion w/electricity (can be reserved). Mount Magazine Camping