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Mount Magazine State Park

#1 of 7 things to do in Paris Features Animals
16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
+1 479-963-8502
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Rv sites have no views

I was disappointed in the rv camping area. For it to be the highest peak you would think the views... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
wisconsin dells
via mobile
GR8 views from this overlooked destination

Will definitely visit again in the future. Amazing views from this super nice lodge atop Mount... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Shannon B
Little Rock, Arkansas
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“highest point” (19 reviews)
“hiking trails” (26 reviews)
16878 Highway 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
+1 479-963-8502
Reviews (285)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was disappointed in the rv camping area. For it to be the highest peak you would think the views would be fantastic. There are no views 😞. The cabins/lodge have wonderful views. Very nice lookout areas. Lots of hiking trails. Just very disappointed in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Will definitely visit again in the future. Amazing views from this super nice lodge atop Mount Magazine.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I really enjoyed this park. Our day was a bit overcast, but the views were still incredible. We hiked a few trails, including the trail to Signal Hill, the highest point in Arkansas. As you drive through the park, there is ample...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with family, visitor center was impressive, with special sections for bird- watchers, history, wildlife and geology enthusiasts. Staff were also friendly. The views were memorable, beautiful lakes (Blue Mountain Lake, Cove Lake), Cameron bluff, overlooks, picnic areas, etc. You can plan better and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are wonderful and the park is well maintained. The RV area is secluded with no views and overgrown. Lots of trails and lodge has a restaurant.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over many months I planned a special 50th Anniversary celebration for my parents. We had guests traveling in from different states, and everyone was surprisingly wow'd by the beautiful property/location. I wrote a separate review for the Lodge, but wanted to also comment on the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far the best state park I have ever visited. The lodge is gorgeous and well maintained. The cabins are beautiful - ours even had a hot tub. All the rooms have lovely views. We were also fortunate to see a lot of...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We recently spent three days and two nights at the state park. We hiked, swam, ate, and relaxed. The facilities are excellent for outdoor activities, but could also be great for meetings and groups. The trails are well-marked, but the descriptions seemed a little odd...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Got married here this june, have vacationed here many times. Could not have been happier with the venue. Guests were blown away by the views and scenery was beyond outstanding. The pics are just wow. Only thing I can knock them for is that they...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very amused by the Great Roadrunner that entertained us while eating at Sky Rest restaurant at top of Mt. Magazine.

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Questions & Answers
Sara P
5 June 2017
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative
For reservations you can go to Mount Magazine State Park's web-site or call, To check on no-show please call the Park direct.
3 June 2017
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative
The roads to Mount Magazine are nice paved roads, however, they are curvy and get steep close to the top. Coming in from the North side is a little less curvy.
15 May 2017
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative
The roads to the Park are good paved roads, they do get curvy and steep close to the top. However, fifth wheels and other RV’s do not usually have any problems.