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

Campground and Day-Use Area Rules

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open! Camping is available (18 sites are reservable, remaining are first-come, first-served). Cabins are only open on weekends. Swim area and bath house are open; however, only 50 vehicles are allowed in parking lot. Concessions are open, but visitors limited. Water is turned off seasonally in the campground. No water or electric hook-ups. For more information, please call the Magazine Ranger District at (479) 963-3076. For reservations, go to Recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777
Reservations: Reservations are available for 18 campsites. To reserve online, please go to recreation.gov or click here.
Fees Campground $15/site/day. Day-use area $5/day. Boat Ramp $5. Cabins $35. Pavilion $35 full day/ $17.50 half day. Current forest recreation fees and schedule.
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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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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).

Fire InformationCampfires are allowed (unless in the event of a burn ban), no firewood should be brought in or taken from any of the sites.
No. of Sites36
Reservation InfoEasy

RV Camping

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