Not many spaces for camping but had a beautiful view and clean bathrooms
Located at the base drive up to Mount Magazine this is a good back up to the state park campground. It is a typical Arkansas campground but it does have decent bathrooms where you're not afraid to step into and has a camp host. It is based on a "lake" so beware of mosquitoes in the summer. We use it as a base to hike up to Mount Magazine as the trail crosses the road and heads up to the top of Mount Magazine state park. The trail is out of the ordinary for the region and takes you have some washouts and up the mountain. If it has been raining, beware and check your weather.
I stayed for one night on the Monday after Spring Break. The campground was quiet and peaceful.
One of many lovely campgrounds in the Ozarks and National Forests. There is swimming, boating, (stocked) fishing, hiking, and pretty drives. Absolutely beautiful lake surrounded by green that would be incredible in the fall!
Yay: canoe rentals on site, lots to do in this park/campground but still feels in touch with nature,
Nay: can be crowded, campsites are not spacious
Surprise: really really good ice cream! Great sunrises.
Cove Creek is a nice area. All the camp sites are close to the lake. The sites are rocky but level and are tightly packed in. The facility is clean and well maintained. It is close to Mt Mag and offers a lot of family friendly things to do. Plenty of shade.
Cove lake use to be my all time favorite place to go. We have a huge family and we would all meet there a few times a summer. Their food was awesome. The camping was good. But we love the lake and renting boats and tubes.vl
I actually only spent a day in this place and did not camp. There was a lot of people fishing at this lake. I took a short hike with was filled with people. There are fire rings and tables if you wanna camp here.