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Mount Magazine State Park

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16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
+1 479-963-8502
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Make Sure To Geocache

My family recently stayed at the The Lodge at Mount Magazine and enjoyed exploring the mountain... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gerie K
Hike and climb and yoga

Hike and climb and yoga- come Anytime of year and it is spectacular. View and lodge and camping are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arwen M
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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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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16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
+1 479-963-8502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family recently stayed at the The Lodge at Mount Magazine and enjoyed exploring the mountain. Mount Magazine is a beautiful and serene state park wonderfully maintained by park staff. Make sure to Geocache while in the area. There are multiple geocaching areas. Using the...More

Thank Gerie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike and climb and yoga- come Anytime of year and it is spectacular. View and lodge and camping are all great. Climbing can be as easy or difficult as you like. Deer and foliage abound.

Thank Arwen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Mount Magazine with my parents when I was too young to remember it so sixty-four years later, I returned for a quick weekend visit with my wife and we had a great time. The lodge overlooking the Jean Petit River Valley and Blue...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful, pristine park with incredible views and overlooks! Even without hiking a person can spend a marvelouse day here.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite vacation spots. We love the views and enjoy day hikes. The restaurant has an incredible view of the valley below. One of the trails used to go along the rim of the mountain where you could enjoy the views...More

Thank Berretta
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The lodge is very relaxing with a great atmosphere on top of the mountain. The view is great and rustic accommodations with a very attentive staff! Rooms are large sized with a refrigerator and a balcony that has a view!

Thank Nolan J
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The views were beautiful atop Mt. Magazine. We did enjoy the view. We spent 3 days at Mount Magazine-way too long. We had hoped to do lots of hiking and take advantage of activities involving the nature in the area. We went at the time...More

2  Thank bjtravelers2017
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The park offers opportunities to experience the mountain top views via car or hiking trail. The views are spectacular and when clear you can see for miles.

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I drove in our convertible to all of the lookout spots and took pictures. It's worth the drive and very pretty. The park is clean and the visitor center is very nice. There are bathrooms scattered about to use. The lodge has...More

Thank stephotr1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

What a nice view of the valley below this state park. It boasts private cabins with fireplaces, along with a 4 star resort motel and dining- all in the remote area above Paris Arkansas. Well worth the drive

Thank deskguy
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Lisa G
9 November 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your review. Thanksgiving is a popular time to visit Mount Magazine. November's average high is 61.2°F and the average low is 33.5°F. The weather forecast often changes dramatically due to surrounding weather... More
5 November 2017|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Peak color seems to have hit the state overnight. The roads up the mountain are in peak now and look beautiful. By the weekend and into next week, some areas should still be at peak. The leaves... More
shwetha b
27 October 2017|
Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. Mount Magazine is still fairly green. However, the park's red maples, black gums, and sumac are showing pastel reds and hickories are showing shades of yellow. Arkansas tourism website has a... More