About Magnolia, Arkansas
Located deep in the beautiful pine forests of southern Arkansas, Magnolia is one of this state’s treasures. As you enjoy the fragrant blossoms on the Magnolia trees lining the courthouse square you realize you are somewhere special. Historic downtown has been revitalized and has many charming boutiques and locally owned restaurants to satisfy any appetite. Come and tour our landmark Magnolia Murals, which colorfully portray our historic downtown.
Magnolia is the home of Southern Arkansas University and our city benefits from all the amenities a university brings. In May of each year we host the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-Off. It is a week-end full of family fun and entertainment.
Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Skiing
Columbia county is very close to paradise for hunters and fishermen. The surrounding forests shelter deer, turkey, and quail with annual open seasons on each. Located just seven miles west of town, Lake Columbia is a 3,000 acre reservoir that is an angler’s delight. The lake hosts 21 full-service campsites, a day picnic area, pavilion and three boat ramps. From trophy bass fishing to water sports, there is fun for the whole family. Make it your “day trip” or your “stay trip”.
Logoly State Park
Logoly State Park is located 10 miles north of Magnolia on Columbia 47 at McNeil. It was Arkansas’s first environmental education state park. The majority of this beautifully forested 368 acre park has been designated a state natural area because of the many rare and unique plants found there.
The park offers visitors twenty picnic sites, two nature trails, a Visitor Information Center, which features an environmental exhibit room, a pavilion, and a tent camping facility with a bathhouse.