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Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • We stayed at Mather Lodge and hiked several trails. We hiked 12.5 miles in two days. It was very fun. 
  • We'd heard great things about Petit Jean State park from my cousin, and so drove up there from Little Rock. We spent the night in Mather Lodge in a very cute lodge themed room. Views great of the vall...  read more »
  • The park has lots to do . There are cabins, a swimming pool, basket ball courts, restaurants ect. There it is so beautiful there. There is an over look for the waterfall , you can also walk down to th...  read more »
  • This is a very beautiful park with several awesome trails and lots of history! The story of how the park was named is amazing and very romantic! The woman it was named after has her final resting place outlined below the mountain and the views around it are gorgeous! There are a few old homesteads as well. You can also camp or rent a cabin here; the cabins are cute with amazing views!! This is definitely somewhere to spend a whole day or even a few!! The best part about Petite Jean is the gorgeous waterfall! You can actually hike behind it, but it is hard to tell until you get close: don't be afraid to do it, it is worth it!!!
  • This state park has beautiful scenery and excellent hiking trails. There is a pool and other activities nearby. They can accommodate primitive campers of most types. There are several different formats of cabins, as well as lodge rooms. The lodge rooms are clean and nice, if a bit primitive (it is a state park after all). The lodge has a restaurant that puts out a surprisingly good mean. Being government related, no beverages are to be had. If you want business class accommodations near the park, WRI has nice accommodations and an excellent restaurant.
  • We have spent our family vacation here for five years straight and every year is even more incredible. This is a relaxing getaway with beautiful trails, relaxing cabins, a cool private pool, local petting zoo and horseback riding, car museum, and a large variety of friendly flea markets. Will continue to getaway on Mount Petit Jean for many years to come.
  • Beyond expectation! Start at the visitors center, and start early. The park is majestic in the spring and there is a chance you will get to experience every geologic phenomenon for this particular place at this time. There are many chance to experience waterfalls of all sorts right now. The park is well kept, trails are easily traversed (as long as your not a 40 yr old couch potato, with a bad back and bad knees), and the staff are outstanding. Enough can not be said about this. Arkansas has got to have the best parks and recreation I have experienced. Really helpful, knowledgeable about their given parks, and want you to ask them something, anything, please ask them. Love it. This is why we come here, because we live in an urban environment, don't know crap about your park and your here, and you really do. Thank you Arkansas! Plan to pack water, comfortable clothing, and good hiking walking shoes. This park is truly majestic and a must see destination if you visit Arkansas.
  • The scenery is outstanding! If you love to hike or bike this is your place! It's tucked into a canopy of trees on a mountain top with a breathtaking waterfall. Love it!
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