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“Beautiful views!”

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 September 30, 2013

The views and the area is great. Make sure you visit the Visitors Center and take a spin through the campground.

1  Thank Sandra C
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

This was our first visit to Mount Magazine. What started out 3 night stay end up being a 7 night stay! I will say we were camping at the Cameron campground & were excited to have full hook ups. My AT&T cell phone did not work at the campground but my husband's Verizon worked fine. All the restrooms were clean and keep that way, garbage was pick up daily. All the staff were very nice & accommodating during out week stay. The Lodge seemed very nice when we went over for a visit. They even let us have access to the business center so my husband could catch up on some work. Over all we had a great time here. I think when visiting any Park we as guest have to remember all are Parks are strapped for money right now, and are trying to accommodate the same number for visitors or more with a lot less funding & temporary summer staff. My husband and I have camped a lot this year and Mount Magazine by far has been the best.

2  Thank livingtheairstream
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Our first trip to Mount Magazine won't be our last. The Mt Magazine Byway is beautiful and the overlooks once you get to the park offer amazing views of the valley below. We had a great lunch at the lodge. I had a French Dip and my husband had a cheeseburger. Both were reasonable priced. Service was great....the manager even came out and chatted with us for while. The lodge is lovely and the view from our table was outstanding. We want to come back and stay in the lodge, perhaps in the fall to enjoy the foliage changing colors. I do not recommend this park to families with young children because there are many areas with steep cliffs and little or no guardrails.

2  Thank Travel2Pho2graph
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The roads are a bit windy so if you get car sick easily this might cause you discomfort.

Our first stop was the visitor center. It was nice but had limited items at the gift shop. Next, we drove Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive. We were very disappointed they allowed a Saturday Wedding at the one main overlook. The parking lot is very, very small & was so packed that people were parking on the grass. I wanted some beautiful photos of the overlook & scenery but unfortunately, no matter what angle I took the photos - the wedding party ended up in all my photos.

We thought maybe we could take better photos at the lodge but the way the building is - it takes up the entire side. Be sure to pull into the first parking lot before the lodge. We thought there would be parking on both sides of the lodge but there was not. The parking immediately after the lodge is private parking for the cabins so we had to turn around and drive back to the first parking lot.

It was crowded with limited parking and limited views. It was ok but not worth the drive to visit.

2  Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We spent three nights in the campground. The facilities were excellent. The bathroom was well maintained and very clean. The water pressure regulator at our campsite was broken, but it was replaced after we brought it to the staff's attention. The North Rim Trail was well marked, but overgrown in several places, requiring that we hike through fairly tall grass. The Cameron Bluff Overlook is a lovely place to watch the sun set. The Lodge is beautiful and the cabins look lovely. The Skycrest Restaurant was delicious. Cell phone service is limited, but we were able to get reception at the Cameron Bluff Overlook. There is complimentary WI-FI in The Lodge. Would we stay here again? Probably, but not until later on in the fall or into the winter when the bugs were not so bad.

Thank ARretired
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