January 30, 2010
Mount Magazine State Park is located on the highest peak in Arkansas, Mount Magazine, which is a plateau rising out of the Arkansas River Valley to an elevation of 2,753 feet above sea level. The federal government acquired the mountain in 1934, with the New Deal programs of the Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps making improvements. The property was transferred to the state park system in the late 1970s, and the park opened in 2001. The shear cliffs of the mountain attract many people interested in rappelling and rock climbing.