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Cove Lake In the Ozark National Forest, 160-acre scenic Cove Lake features swimming, hiking, camping, and fishing. There are 28 family-unit campsites, 24 family-unit picnicking sites, restrooms with hot showers, drinking water and boat launching ramp. Boating and jet skis are allowed on Cove Lake. A "no wake" restriction is enforced on the lake during holidays and weekends. Camping trailers are allowed; but, there are no special facilities available. Concession services include boat rental and food service from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

This mountain lake is located in the shadow of Mount Magazine near Paris along Scenic Ark. 309. At 2,753 feet, the highest elevation in Arkansas, Mount Magazine provides panoramic views of the surrounding Ozark National Forest, Arkansas and Petit Jean river valleys, and Ouachita National Forest to the south, and is home to Mt. Magazine State Park.

The lake is home to catfish, bass and perch. It is stocked every other year, although a small amount of catfish are stocked annually and just prior to a yearly kid's fishing derby.


Phone: 479-963-3076
Fax: 479-963-8055
Our Website:www.fs.fed.us/oonf/ozark/recreation/cove_lake.html
From Paris take Ark. 109/309 south then turn southwest on Ark. 309 and go 9 miles. The roads are negotiable by camping trailers.

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Cove Lake

In the Ozark National Forest, 160-acre scenic Cove Lake features swimming, hiking, camping, and fishing. There are 28 family-unit campsites, 24 family-unit picnicking sites, restrooms with hot showers, drinking water and boat launching ramp. Boating and jet skis are allowed on Cove Lake. A "no wake"

Paris, AR Recreation

Mount Magazine State Park

Mount Magazine State Park, the highest peak in the state at 2,753 feet, provides commanding views; impressive visitor center with interactive exhibits; camping, all sites have water, electric, and sewer hookups; new bathhouse with hot showers; rappelling, hang gliding, hiking;

Paris, AR State Parks

Logan County Museum

Small museum of local history is housed in the old jail where the state's last hanging took place;

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Mount Magazine Scenic Byway

Mount Magazine Scenic Byway leads travelers across the top of Mount Magazine, the highest point in Arkansas. It includes a 20.4-mile segment of Ark. 309

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Arkansas Historic Wine Museum

The Arkansas Historic Wine Museum is the only wine museum in the nation dedicated to the wine history of a state. Large casks, tanks, filtering, bottling equipment and old presses.

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