Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

4.8
#1 of 20 in Trails in Arkansas
Known for its legends and Native American heritage, Petit Jean State Park features stream-filled forests, waterfalls and rugged cliffs. Spread across 1,405 hectares (3,471 acres), the park also has boating and fishing facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, car museum, and picnic areas. Hike through the wilderness to find a waterfall, caves, and river valley panorama overlooks. Don't miss the rustic lodge constructed in Civilian Conservation Corps style, built on an edge of a cliff. If you'd like to stay here, reserve one of the 32 cabins and 127 campsites available. Using our world travel planner, Morrilton attractions like Petit Jean State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Petit Jean State Park is a beautiful place to visit for a day, a weekend, or even a week. Our favorite trails include Cedar Falls, Seven Hollows, and rockhouse cave trail. Visit Stout Point for the ch...  more »
  • Spent the day at Petit Jean State Park and ate at the restaurant. Our family is vegetarian and the vegi burger was excellent. Can't speak any thing else on the menu. Service was excellent also, but th...  more »
  • The lodge was built back in the CCC/WPA era and the craftsmanship is top notch. The fireplace in the great room is very cozy on a cold day. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is go...  more »
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  • Beautiful area, a must see in Arkansas. There are so many trails to go on and beautiful sites to be seen. Visit the turtle hump rocks and go down to see the house of rock cave that still has cave drawings inside. There's also a small waterfall that you can hike down a d visit as well. Lots of places to visit on this mountain.
  • One of my favorite places in Arkansas to visit! Never a dull moment and always a new hike. Great for every season. Variety of trails for every level of difficulty. Drive up to see bluffs, or go out and hike them. A lovely restaurant and hotel as well!
  • Highly trafficked but beautiful trails, waterfalls and natural scenery. Well cared for and clean trails. Up side to being so busy is the accessibility. Several lookouts (including one to the top of the waterfall) are wheelchair accessible and have parking for busses and van lift space.
  • There are many things to do here but I would say the most prominent thing would be hiking. There are some really beautiful and peaceful spots to hike to. The waterfall was amazing and we even visited a cave that had Indian markings. The trails range in length from a mile to 10 miles so I suggest bringing lots of water and snacks. Also bring a swimsuit and water shoes ( some areas have a creek or two that you can wade in.) I'd say this is a good vacation spot for families that have children 10 or older. Any children younger than that may not be able to handle the weather or tired feet.
  • This park is an Arkansas staple! Petit Jean State Park has a very cozy welcome center, cabins and many trails of varying difficulty, none of them being too difficult. If you’re visiting for the first time, I would highly recommend going on the Cedar Falls Trail. It is around 2 miles, round trip, and will take you to the more iconic parts of the park, and ends at the cedar falls, a beautiful waterfall, set in a canyon. Make sure to visit after a good rain to get a good, steady waterfall! I highly recommend this park!
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