Fun in May at Mount Magazine State Park

Don’t let the cold weather in early May fool you! Spring time has come to Mount Magazine. Whether you visit for the day or stay overnight, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of spring time.  Zebra swallowtail and painted lady butterflies can be seen flitting along roadsides. Enjoy the violets and spider wort blooming as you explore the trails or relax in the evening to a whippoorwill’s call.

While you’re there, check out one of the park’s fun programs!

Saturday, May 18
Mountain Memories – Share photographs and memories of early days on Mount Magazine. Bring in artifacts, postcards, and stories of people who lived on, helped build, or visited the mountaintop, especially the old lodge, in an effort to help piece together the history of Mount Magazine State Park. Examine items already in the park’s collection during an artifact road show.

Saturday, June 1
Peak to Peak Poker Run – Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! Ride the scenic roads of Arkansas as you travel from Queen Wilhelmina State Park to Mount Magazine State Park. These are Arkansas’s highest mountains. In between are scenic highways, national forests and beautiful countryside. Valuable prizes are awarded for the best poker hand. Contact either park for more information.

Sunday, June 2
Picnic in the Park – Bring your lunch and join in the outdoor fun at Mount Magazine State Park. There will be a mix of games, nature programs, crafts and more for a fun, family afternoon outdoors. Activities will be at the Greenfield Picnic Pavilion, across from the visitor center. You can bring your own lunch or purchase a boxed lunch in the lodge’s restaurant. For more information, email brandy.oliver@arkansas.gov or call the visitor center (479) 963-8502.

Memorial Day Buffet, May 30th 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visit the Skycrest Restaurant for an easy Memorial Day lunch! Our buffet will feature smoked brisket, ribs, fried catfish, a salad bar, and traditional barbeque trimmings such as baked beans and corn on the cob.  Price: $12.95

June 21-22!
Mount Magazine Butterfly Festival XVII – Be sure to mark the 17th annual Mount Magazine State Park Butterfly Festival on your calendars now! Accommodations are going quickly, so book your stay now!

Lots of fun awaits you at Mount Magazine State Park!  For more info, call (479) 963-8502 or (887) 665-6343.