High Point of Arkansas
Mount Magazine offers expansive views of deep canyons and broad river valleys
Overlooking Arkansas’ Petit Jean Valley and Blue Mountian Lake, Mount Magazine State Park sits atop the state’s highest point at 2,753 feet. Mount Magazine features 2,234 aces of outdoor adventure and recreation. There are 14 miles of trails for hiking and biking through the park and the surrounding Ozark National
Forest. Wildflowers, waterfalls and wildlife are popular findings along the trails. For more extreme adventures, visitors can rappel, rock-climb or even hang-glide.
Camping is available at the park’s Cameron Bluff Campground, which offers 18 sites with full hookups, a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets, and a dump station. The lodge, with its excellent restaurant, provides visitors with beautiful views of the valley below.
Mount Magazine is located northwest of Little Rock and 19 miles south of Paris. And, as the saying goes, it’s worth the drive. For more information go to www.mountmagazinestatepark.com.