Address 1: 16878 Highway 309 South
Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 18
Full Hook: 18
Camp URL: http://www.mountmagazinestatepark.com/
Full Hook: Yes
At 2,753-feet, Mount Magazine is Arkansas’s highest mountain, rising dramatically above the broad valleys of the Petit Jean River to the south and the Arkansas River to its north. Graced with timeless natural beauty, this plateau a remnant of an ancient sea floor runs east to west stretching six miles long and up to a mile across. Rugged, isolated, and rich in natural resources including rare and endangered species, Mount Magazine has long lured explorers, adventurers, scientists, and naturalists.
Through the years, the mountain has been a place to enjoy outdoor recreational pursuits like sightseeing, hiking, picnicking, camping, horseback riding, birding, and wildlife watching, activities still enjoyed visitors to this Arkansas state park today. The more adventuresome can also enjoy the challenges of backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, hang gliding, biking, mountain biking, and ATV trail adventure. The new, high tech sport of geocaching can be enjoyed here, too.
The Cameron Bluff Campground offers 18 campsites (including Class AAA and Class AA including Tent rates). Each site has electric, water, and sewer hookups with a large tent pad, picnic table, upright and ground grill, light pole, and a spacious camping area.
All sites offer 30 amp electric services except for sites #3 and #5, which are supplied with 50 amp service. Site #7 is a barrier-free ADA campsite. Paved parking areas range from 47 to 75 feet in length and are generally very level. Most of the sites will allow for awnings and pull-outs on each side of the camping unit. The new bathhouse open throughout the year in the campground offers hot showers and flush toilets.
The campground is located in a wooded area north of the highpoint on Signal Hill, the tallest point in Arkansas. Camping here is especially popular during summer because of the mountain’s cooler temperatures that are usually 10 degrees cooler than in the valleys below. Another advantage to camping on the mountain is that mosquitoes are usually non-existent.
When the campground is full, campers can choose from two overflow camping areas at the Brown Springs picnic area and the horse camp.
Mount Magazine Horse Camp
This camping space for tents and horse trailers is within the state park. It is currently undeveloped but in the future will offer up to 21 modern campsites for campers with horses. Located at the entrance to the Huckleberry Mountain Horse Trail managed by the USDA Forest Service, this site provides a great starting point to explore the 34-mile trail system.