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Petit Jean State Park

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Address: 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
Phone Number: 501-727-5441
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Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Camping
Description: The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain and the surrounding area led to the...
The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain and the surrounding area led to the formation of a state park system in Arkansas in 1923.
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Petit Jean Mountain

I have been to Petit Jean many times as a child growing up and recently ate at Mather Lodge. Petit Jean is beautiful anytime of year and if you like to hike it has many trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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Morrilton, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been to Petit Jean many times as a child growing up and recently ate at Mather Lodge. Petit Jean is beautiful anytime of year and if you like to hike it has many trails with spectacular views. Many camping sites with a laid back atmosphere. It has a swimming pool and tennis courts all within walking distance.

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Russellville, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I took our grandchildren up to Petit Jean State Park for the day. It was too cold and rainy to walk the trails but we ate lunch at Mather Lodge. The food is out of this world! The prices weren't bad either considering how many people we had. Looking forward to going again!

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Pineville, Missouri
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were just using this as a half-way place to visit our son, but were amazed at the look outs and the falls. We had a good lunch at Mather Lodge after viewing a Canyon at the Palisades. Then we went to the Gravesite and observation platform with a wondrous view of the Arkansas River Valley. After visiting a fantastic... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Petit Jean State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and please make plans to return soon- Petit Jean State Park staff More 

Jackson
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

great trails and spectacular scenery at this little gem of a State Park. We took the family to Petit Jean and talked about the CCC and its impact on American economics and pride. This Prk has a little bit of everything. Tennis, horseback riding, trails, waterfalls , overlooks, cabins, lakes and plenty of green park space to roam. If you... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Beauty and peace abound once you enter Petit Jean state park. So many things to do, hiking, camping, picnics, your choice. This particular weekend was a getaway for my birthday, and yes February and weather can be sketchy, but it was another wonderful stay at the park. We rented cabin 7, a nice one bedroom with kitchen and fireplace, but... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to see. We travel to the park several times a year lots to see and lot's of history.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Me and my family drove about an hour and a half to check this place out and we are very happy we did. The trails are awesome, the cabins are awesome and the lodge and resturant is awesome to. Beautiful waterfall and scenery and the sunrise and sunset are very beautiful!! My wife laterally took 999 pictures.haha awesome place and... More 

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Lamar
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Petit Jean State Park is a wonderful park to visit, hike, swim, fish, boat, and just hang out in the woods. There is a beautiful lodge with a fine restaurant that has scenic view of the mountains. I have visited Petit Jean many times and always find something new. Within the park is an old car museum too.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We stayed in a duplex for the night...the cabin was peaceful and comfortably decorated. It was a cold and dreary day but the fireplace with the supplied wood made the cabin extra cozy and enjoyable. We had dinner and breakfast at the lodge. The food was delicious, hot, and very tasty. This is a wonderful state park with so much... More 

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ADPT-Region-5, Administrative Specialist III at Petit Jean State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit. We are glad our accommodations, food, atmosphere, and hospitality met your expectations. Please come again soon. More 

Jefferson, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This park has just about any outdoor activity you could want. It is great for adults and children. The views are breathtaking, and it is well maintained.

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