Cove Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A 160-acre mountain lake near Magazine Mountain - the highest point in Arkansas with an elevation of 2,753 feet provides a great summer get-away for many. Concession services include boat rentals,cabins, miniature golf course, and food service from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Camp trailers allowed but no special facilities are available. Boat launching ramp. 36 family campsite units. 24 family picnic units. Bathhouse. Pavilion w/electricity (can be reserved).

Cove Lake Recreation Area Guide

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open year round. Water is turned off November 1st. No water or electric hook-ups. For more information, please call the Magazine Ranger District at (479) 963-3076.
Reservations: Reservations are available for 18 campsites. To reserve online, please go to or click here.
Fees Campground - $7/site/day in winter, $10/day/site from May1-Oct 31, Loop A is open year round. Day use - $5/vehicle/day year round, Commercial Vehicles - $1/person/day year round. Pavilion - $35/day or $17.50/half day year round.
Open Season: Year-round
Restrictions: "No Wake" restriction -
Closest Towns: Paris, Booneville, Danville, Fort Smith, Dardanelle, and Russellville
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Flush / Hot Showers (closed in the winter)
Operated By: Mount Magazine Ranger District (479)963-3076

General Information

Directions: From Paris take Arkansas 109/309 south then turn southwest on Arkansas 309 and go 9 miles. Negotiable by camping trailers.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Water Activities

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