Magazine Ranger District

The Basics

Magazine Ranger District
P.O. Box 511
Hwy 22 East & Kalamazo
Paris, AR 72855

Phone: (479) 963-3076

About the Magazine Ranger District

Encompasing the highest mountain in Arkansas, the Mount Magazine Ranger District offers some truly spectacular views of the beautiful forest, and especially the surrounding Petit Jean River Valley.

The Magazine Ranger District offers three designated camping areas, with two of those offering great swimming as well, plus many miles of hiking and backpacking trails, and an extensive offroad/atv trail system to ride. Numerous waterfalls can also be found as well.

In the middle of the National Forest, and encompasing the highest point in Arkansas, Mount Magazine State Park also offers camping, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and spectacular views.

*Currently, there are so many more features and areas within the Boston Mountain RD than I have had time to photograph, gather information for, and list here. As soon as new information become available, and I am able to gather pictures, I will post those new areas and features here.*

Features & Facilities


  1. Cedar Piney Lake Campground
  2. Cove Lake Campground
  3. Spring Lake Campground

  4. Trails

  5. Mt. Magazine-Cove Lake Trail
  6. Huckleberry Mountain Trail System

  7. Swimming Holes

  8. Cove Lake
  9. Spring Lake

  10. Waterfalls

  11. Big Shoal Creek Cascade
  12. Hardy Falls
  13. Lacey Creek Falls
  14. Wildman Twin Falls

  15. Offroad/ATV Areas

  16. Huckleberry Mountain Trail System