Located in the shadow of 2,753-foot Mount Magazine, Arkansas's highest peak, Blue Mountain Lake has offered many recreational opportunities since its completion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1947. Modern campgrounds provide tent and trailer spaces, electrical and water hookups, showers, boat launching ramps, parking areas, fish cleaning stations and many other amenities. Water sports such as water skiing, swimming and boating are popular here. Because of its location between two national forests and nearby Mount Magazine State Park, the lake is within easy traveling distance of many other points of interest in The Natural State.
Located on the west end of the lake is the Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area, a world class bird dog field trial area which attracts visitors from throughout the United States and other countries.
Fishing: The lake provides fishermen with several species of game fish such as largemouth and white bass, crappie, bream and catfish.
For more information: Blue Mountain Lake Office, Route1, Box 173 AA, Waveland, AR 72842; (479) 947-2372; http://www.swl.usace.army.mil