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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. Using our world travel planner, Morrilton attractions like Petit Jean State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Very worth the visit. A hidden gem in this area near Morrillton. Take a camera as there are great photo ops! Well cared for Park. 
    Very worth the visit. A hidden gem in this area near Morrillton. Take a camera as there are great photo ops! Well cared for Park.  more »
  • We stayed overnight in cabin 8. Arrived during a thunderstorm. The cabin was lovely; spent a lot of time swinging on the back porch swing watching the fog roll up from the bottom of the valley... 
    We stayed overnight in cabin 8. Arrived during a thunderstorm. The cabin was lovely; spent a lot of time swinging on the back porch swing watching the fog roll up from the bottom of the valley...  more »
  • A sunny day soothes me up here, wish I could stay a bit more than a weekend. the food and views are mesmerizing, which i must say about it 
    A sunny day soothes me up here, wish I could stay a bit more than a weekend. the food and views are mesmerizing, which i must say about it  more »
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  • Petit Jean State Park has been one of my favorite wilderness experiences in Arkansas! We stayed at the campground in the park which was extremely clean, had great facilities, and was absolutely beautiful. It made getting up and exploring that much easier every single day. My two favorite parts of the part were the Petit Jean Overlook and Gravesite, and the Cedar Falls Trail. The Petit Jean Overlook is amazing to experience at different times of the day with the lights and shadows changing constantly and is amazing to catch a sunrise if you can! The Cedar Falls are absolutely marvelous and if you can make the trek down and back they are completely worth it! This area is amazing and should definitely be on your Arkansas list if you are visiting the area!
  • Absolutely beautiful! Almost didn't stop here on our trip but so glad we did. Lots of waterfalls, creeks/water, rock formations, and caves throughout the park. Large visitors center. Lots of great trails of varying difficulty and a handful of overlooks right off the road. Didn't camp here but they also have plenty of camping areas from what I saw!
  • Absolutely beautiful. Peaceful. This STATE park is better than some National Parks. The staff and rangers have all been super friendly and helpful. The hikes have a variety of easy, moderate, strenuous levels. Beautiful hikes. Bear Cave, Rock House, Turtle Rocks, Cedar Falls. The over looks are great and provide ADA Access. The smaller cabin is perfect for my 6 year old, wife and myself. With everything you need to cook, make a fire, etc. We will return and do Canyon Trail, Seven Hollows, and hopefully the Boy Scout Trails.
  • What an absolute gem of a state park! clearly well cared for and all the hikes we did were exciting. Trekking poles were very helpful. The cedar falls hike was difficult, but not impossible, and the waterfall was spectacular. We also did thr bear cave & rock house cave. Bear Cave was very cool - great little hike for kids, especially if going from the parking lot. Rock House Cave was also very cool - the turtle rocks were an extremely neat feature! We tent camped. The sites were nicely sized and distanced. The sites could perhaps be maintained a little better. Our pit had clearly not been cleaned out from last season and the bugs were laying it on a little heavy, even in the bathhouse. Overall a very enjoyable weekend!
  • Amazing Place!! We hiked cedar falls trail and to a few others. Cedar falls alone was worth it all!! A workout but well worth it!! Wear non slip hiking shoes. The path and rocks are wet along the trail in a couple of areas. Also, don't forget drinking water.

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