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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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Hiking, comfort, and convenience

We recently spent three days and two nights at the state park. We hiked, swam, ate, and relaxed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Wedding was great, Reservation outsourcing not so much

Got married here this june, have vacationed here many times. Could not have been happier with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pulaski, Tennessee
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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

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

Thank caro1j
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Safesetz
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mmbeaches
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many pull offs to stop an take in the view. We didn't stop and hike, but we did drive the circle around the lodge.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful place to visit and to think it is in our backyard... beautiful trails and an awesome first class lodge with excellent facilities. Highly recommend! Camp ground is great too!

Thank Arkansastraveler74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a hidden jewel. The view is spectacular. Try the lodge restaurant, very good! There is a gift shop in there also and information on the area. Very interesting.

Thank TLD95
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This could be a tough hike for some, it was for me but I was out of shape. It took me a while to get to the top but I did it. If you go & feel it's to much, keep going because the view...More

Thank roar41
Reviewed 19 May 2017 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.

1  Thank Rls3t
Reviewed 17 May 2017

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
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

Thank Starviagera
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Sara P
We plan to visit in July and tent camp. We plan to stay 3 nights, Friday-Monday but only see Friday as an available date. Do you see many no-shows?
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.
which side should we enter on? Have a RV 27ft
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.
How difficult is the road going up to the clamp ground. We have a fifth wheel. (We can't remember if it is steep)
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.