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“A great place to stay in Arkansas!”

Mount Magazine State Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed a night in a 2 bedroom cabin with my in-laws. The bed was squeaky and not as comfortable as other state parks, and the cabin a little sparse, but clean. The views are unbelieveable, especially when you realize that you're in Arkansas! next time we'll try staying in the lodge.

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"breathtaking views"
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"river valley"
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"signal hill"
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"hot tub"
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"fall foliage"
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"natural beauty"
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"indoor pool"
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"petit jean"
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"nice lodge"
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

A beautiful park and lodge to visit any time of the year, but especially in the spring and autumn months! We just completed a week long circuit of leaf peeping in Arkansas with a night in the lodge for total relaxation before heading back home. Recommend room 102 for the convenient location of the room, the beautiful view from its balcony, and wonderful in-room jacuzzi. The on site restaurant serves good hearty food, and their breakfast buffet does not disappoint. And the VIEWS from the lodge, including the restaurant, are very nice!

The park's trails and overlooks are nice, and the cycling lane is a great touch for anyone to enjoy bicycling in a safe environment. If you left yours at home, you can actually rent a "comfort bike" at the lodge.

Overall, the park and lodge is a definite MUST SEE for anyone in Arkansas - whether resident or visitor passing through.

1  Thank 96Dreamer
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We loved visiting this park. Beautiful scenery and so many different options to hike and sight see. The trails are marked well and lead to some beautiful views. The park is very well maintained. Visitors are able to get away from the noise and congestion of city living.

1  Thank midwestcouple_12
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I have been to Mt. Magazine several times in the fall and always love the beautiful scenic vistas from the lodge. You don't have to stay at the lodge to enjoy their scenery and delicious restaurant. Most recently I had the tri tip steak and it melted in my mouth!

1  Thank lthrift05
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

If you live in or visit Arkansas you are missing out if you don't take advantage of the best resource that Arkansas has to offer and that is their natural attractions. Mount Magazine State Park is definitely a jewel glittering on the the landscape of this state. The views are spectacular, the lodge is beautiful, and the hiking is invigorating. I would recommend this destination to anyone who needs to get away and unwind.

3  Thank Lynn M
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