Description - The lake is rather small with only 50 miles of shoreline. Blue Mountain Lake is located on the Petit Jean River in the Ouachita Mountains of western Arkansas.
- Situated in the Ouachita Mountains, Blue Mountain Lake offers excellent crappie fishing in the shadow of Mt. Magazine, the tallest mountain between the Rockies and the Allegheny Mountains.
Recreation - Blue Mountain Lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Mount Magazine nearby provides opportunities for hiking and hunting in season.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
From Fort Smith, travel 50 miles east on Arkansas Hwy. 10. A map is provided on this wildernet page.