Blue Mountain Lake, under the shadow of Mt. Magazine, is managed by the Arkansas Corps of Engineers. The lake offers several recreation areas with combined primitive, tent, and RV camping, boat launches for skiing and fishing, picnic areas, swimming, and playgrounds. A favorite location for wildlife photographers.
Mount Magazine is the highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains. The peak, called Signal Hill, sits at 2,753 feet. It is a favorite destination for nature and sporting enthusiasts alike. Loved by rock climbers, and hikers, Mt. Magazine has a visitor center with museum, a beautiful lodge with indoor pool, great food at Skycrest Restaurant, a conference center, and several cabins. A favorite destination for explorers. Mount Magazine is also home to one of only two hang glider launch sites in Arkansas with a minimum required rating and special skills P3/H3 accompanied by an advanced pilot P4/H4. All flyers MUST register at the Visitor Center prior to flight. Proof of current USHPA membership, rating, and photo ID are required.
Jack Creek and Knoppers Ford Recreation Areas are part of the Quachita National Forest and are maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forestry Service. Located about 11 miles south of Booneville, the area offers limited camping, picnic spots, a pavilion, swimming, horse-shoe pits, accessible toilets, swimming, and several trails for equestrian and off-road enthusiasts.