Cove Lake Recreation Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Cove Lake Recreation Area is located near Arkansas's newest state park, Mt. Magazine State Park, home of the highest point in the state with an elevation of 2,753 feet. Facilities in this campground include hot showers, flush toilets in bathhouse, and chemical toilets in the campground. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, water skiing (except on holidays and weekends), scenic drives, and the National Free Fishing Weekend after the first full week in June. Drinking water is available at this campground, and there is a concessionaire who rents paddleboats and fishing scamps, and has limited food service and camping supplies. There is 911 service for emergencies.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • ADA Access
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Concessions (May - Sept)
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Garbage Service
  • Gatehouse
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pitching
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Tent Pad
  • Vault Toilet
  • Volleyball
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing


Peak Season
Apr 01 2010 -
Sep 13 2010
Walk In Season
Sep 14 2010 -
Dec 30 2010
Peak Season
Apr 01 2011 -
Sep 13 2011

Alerts and Important Information Gates closed from 10pm to 6am. Reduced services from Labor Day through Memorial Day with no reservations accepted. No all-terrain or off-highway vehicles in the campground. For more information contact the Mt. Magazine Ranger District Office. Information: (479) 963-3076 (Labor Day through Memorial Day) OR (479) 963-6421 (Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 18 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Cove Lake Recreation Area
Campground Phone: 479-963-6421
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Clarksville, AR

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More About Cove Lake Recreation Area Campground

Cove Lake Recreation Area is a campground located in Clarksville, Arkansas. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -93.6225 latitude, and -93.6225 longitude into your GPS device.

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