Arkansas State Parks
Thirty-one Arkansas state parks provide campgrounds. Campsite choices range from primitive hike-in tent sites to those with water, electric and sewer hookups. Located throughout the state, the parks showcase the diversity of Arkansas’s geography and scenery. Campsites are available by reservation or on a first come basis. Reservations can be made in person and by telephone at each park, or booked online at www.ArkansasStateParks.com. A non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm campsite reservation. A nightly fee is charged per site. It is necessary to register at the park visitor center before occupying a campsite. Pets are allowed in campgrounds but must remain on leash.
Becky Bariola, 16878 Ark. 309 South, Paris, AR 72855
Mount Magazine State Park (D-3)
18 RV/Tent with W/E/S
1 mile south of Paris on Hwy. 109, then southeast on Hwy. 309 for 17 miles; or 10 miles north of Havana on Hwy. 309. (Paris, AR 72855)
Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas at 2,753 feet, features eight scenic overlooks and such activities as hang gliding, horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, ATV guide service, camping, rock climbing, rappelling and interpretive programs. The mountain is also known for its butterfly population, boasting 94 of 134 species in Arkansas.
Scenic overlooks, trails, picnic sites, bathhouse, restrooms, picnic pavilion, visitor center with exhibit gallery, gift shop and 60-room mountain resort lodge with restaurant, conference center, indoor heated pool and 13 cabins. Call 479-963-5100 (TDD) for lodge or cabin reservations.
* NOTE: State park operates under special use permit from USDA Forest Service, Ozark-St. Francis National Forests.