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This Little Known Lake In Arkansas Will Be Your New Favorite Destination

Now that we’ve reached another heat wave, everyone is looking for the perfect way to cool off. There’s no better place than Cove Lake, a 160-acre scenic lake that sits in the shadow of the highest point in Arkansas, Mount Magazine. The restrooms there have hot showers. There’s drinking water, a boat dock, a swimming area, perfect spots for fishing, and even a concession stand and boat rentals. It’s the perfect place to spend a weekend getting away from it all while ensuring you don’t succumb to heat exhaustion in the process.

For a map to this stunning lake, click here.

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J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.