Blue Mountain Lake is in the shadow of Mount Magazine, Arkansas's highest mountain. Blue Mountain Lake has offered many recreational opportunities since its completion in 1947.
Modern campgrounds (Waveland and Outlet Parks) provide tent and trailer spaces, electrical and water hookups, showers, boat launching ramps, parking areas, fish cleaning stations and many other amenities. For information on reserving campsites please contact the Blue Mountain Lake Field Office.
This excellent fishery includes largemouth and white bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. Water sports such as water skiing, swimming and boating are 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 on the west end of the lake. 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 other outdoor activities.
The lake is within easy traveling distance of many other points of interest in the state. Mt. Magazine State Park is just north of the lake; it is accessible on very good state highways with a short 30-minute drive from the lake. Additional information for local attractions is available at chambers of commerce in nearby towns.