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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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Beautiful year round

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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164 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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303 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Grand View, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I've been lucky enough to have been introduced to this beautiful park by a couple of friends who are Arkansas natives. I was totally taken with the beauty of the park and look forward to returning every time I visit Arkansas

1 Thank woondy1
Ruston, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

On entering the park, stop at the visitor center for great information and helpful suggestions. View the exhibits to learn more about the park history and environments and pick up the pamphlets on hiking trails, etc. The hikes listed as easy and moderate are as described, most leading to beautiful views of the valley or stunning cliffs. Sign up for... More 

1 Thank JMoore50
Russellville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

I having been coming to Mount Magazine ever since 2003. The views atop Mount Magazine at the various places are sensational! The drive up north AR 309 is beautiful like Mount Nebo, but has less tight switchbacks. The first viewing area is when you get to the beautiful Mount Magazine State Park sign; those views are exquisite! Cameron Bluff has... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

As requested, I am revising this review to cover only one subject: Hotel. This is in contrast to the original review that shared the full experience at this state park that also included our experience at the restuarant and attractions. We made a spring break excursion with a teen that included three parks/areas in Arkansas. We splurged on 2 nights... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrattive Specialist at Mount Magazine State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to visit us at Mount Magazine State Park during your March travels. We always appreciate feedback; it helps us improve our guest experiences. We apologize that the hot tub was not functional for your visit. It is our sincere hope that you will visit Mount Magazine State Park again and give us the opportunity to improve... More 

Allen, Texas
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for 1 night in the Lodge. The park is beautiful and our room was so wonderful. The rooms are very large with a spa, balcony, nice TV, and very resort like. The park is just breathtaking. Lots of hiking trails. However, I would not consider MMSP for families with small children. It appears more adult... More 

Thank Ken H

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