Blue Mountain Lake is located in the shadow of Mt. Magazine, Arkansas's highest mountain. Blue Mountain Lake has offered many recreational opportunities since its completion in 1947.
Modern campgrounds provide tent and trailer spaces, electrical and water hookups, showers, boat launching ramps, parking areas, fish cleaning stations, and many other amenities. The excellent fishery in the lake includes largemouth and white bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Other water sports, such as water skiing, swimming, and boating are also very popular activities. A shady, cypress tree-lined swimming area in Waveland Park provides a relaxing respite from a busy day at the lake.
The Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area is located on the west end of the lake property. It is a world class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the United States and several other countries. The abundant public forests around the lake are open to in-season hunting, hiking, birding, sightseeing, and other outdoor activities.
The lake is within easy traveling distance of many other points of interest in the state. Mt. Magazine State Park is located just north of the lake on the mountain for which it is named; it is accessible on very good state highways with a short 30-minute drive from the lake. Blue Mountain Lake’s location between the Ozark and Ouachita National Forests complements the natural beauty of the area. There are plenty of activities available to keep any visitor to Blue Mountain Lake busy.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to visit one of western Arkansas’s most beautiful lakes. You will want to return again and again. For information on reserving campsites, please visit Recreation.gov or contact the Blue Mountain Lake Field Office.