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Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

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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. To visit Petit Jean State Park and other attractions in Morrilton, use our Morrilton itinerary planner.
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  • I was amazed by how different the topography is in this one region! There are many viewpoints & all are well signposted with easy parking. A place to enjoy a half to full day out!  more »
  • We had a wonderful week of tent camping up at Petit Jean! The campground was clean, shady, and mostly bug-free. The bathhouses were spotless and well-maintained. The staff at the welcome center and bo...  more »
  • Wonderful place to watch a sunset on the red bluff drive. Peaceful & serene. Grassy area is perfect to have a blanket and sit near the edge listening to the birds sing.  more »
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  • This is an awesome place to take your family. The petting zoo was the best part of it I did not get the lady's name but she was awesome. My daughter doesn't like animals and she got my daughter to hold a baby bunny rabbit and to go next to for grown horses. That place is awesome I recommend for anyone to take their family here.
  • Waterfall is awesome, trail to it isn't that tough of a hike. Other trail that winds up the smaller falls is nice too (starts at old cabin). Even if you're not keen to hiking, there are some beautiful overlooks that are not strenuous at all, simply park your car and walk to them. Worth the trip from anywhere in the state, if only for the day.
  • Excellent hiking trails, but no MTB trails? The views are decent on most of the trails, but there are some long hikes and long stretches that are mislabeled. There are many other trails that are for boy scouts and can be dangerous for a lot of folks, but it adds to the excitement. The campsites are mostly level and have sewer, which is a plus after being dehydrated while hiking a 4 mile trail that is actually closer to 7 miles. The boat ramp is very small and so is the lake, so it provides no real opportunity for jet skis or ski boats.
  • Beautiful! Can't say enough about the scenary! Cabin with a bluff view! Cabin itself is very plain and could use a little maintaince work but not bad. The view is spectacular! Cedar Falls is amazing! Everyone has been friendly. Mather Lodge food was good with a friendly staff.
  • One of the most beautiful locations in the state. Cedar Falls is a short hike from Mather lodge and I would say it's doable for most people though the hike back up the hill is a little steep. I feel like I should WARN visitors about trying to walk up close to the falls themselves while I'm here. We were planning on getting a closer look ourselves but just happened to arrive in time to watch a car sized chunk of shale fall off of the cliff and land where I have seen people standing before. Bear cave is nothing like it's name and my favorite site to see when I visit. The narrow passageways and little cave areas are fun for hours. The scenery from the top of the formations is pretty wonderful to say the least.