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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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I've been visiting Petit Jean Mtn since I was a little kid and every time I come, I find something new to love. Our most recent visit was August of 2015 and our stay was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Benton, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to the park for years and always eat at the restaurant several times a year. The first time we came this year was on the 4th of July. My husband and I met some friends at the lodge to enjoy some lunch before heading out to our afternoon activities. You would think that on the 4th... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've been visiting Petit Jean Mtn since I was a little kid and every time I come, I find something new to love. Our most recent visit was August of 2015 and our stay was terrific. We camped in the tent camping area. The campground and bath houses were clean and well maintained. We ate breakfast at the Mather Lodge... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Petit Jean offers a great family getaway. The kids love the hiking trails and have fun romping in nature. The camping is pretty good; although there are other camp grounds in the state that chronic campers prefer. This is a neat place to come for a day of family time. The pool and pavilion areas are clean and good to... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Beautiful drive up to the park - great overlook places to take pictures - if you hike, there is a trail for you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

With 3 kids and only one parent working, our entertainment possibilities are limited, but this amazing park offer you everything, hiking for all ages, diferent activities, playground, camping, picnic tables, fishing, grills, views, pool, ectc. We pack sandwichs, drinks, some chips and wet spend all day with 4 kids, fully entertainment. As couple or as family this place is magic.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, on your next visit please inquire about our interpretive programs too. Our park interpreters routinely schedule culture, history, environmental and outdoor education programs designed to help you have a more meaningful park experience and make memories of a lifetime. We offer family-friendly programs and events including guided hikes in the wilderness, birding adventures, living... More 

Springdale, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We camped here in our motorhome, and had one of the nice pull through sites. This is a beautiful park, with lots to do close by. If you want to stay where we did, reserve as far in advance as possible. This is a very popular campground, and stays full.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our trail adventures here at the state park. The trails were mostly well marked and the scenery was great. We especially enjoyed hiking down to the waterfall and we're happy to be the only people there. We saw several people hiking towards it on our way out and were glad we had gone early. You must take... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Petit Jean is a special place. We visited and took a hike. A word of advice would be to plan your route thoroughly because even though we knew what trails we wanted to take, the colored markers on site didn't match up to the map we had. Every part of the hike was beautiful. Trails we took were mostly woodland... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The park and facilities are well kept and lovely. The best part of our time was our experience with the Park Interpreter Tiffany. She went out of her way with us, and all of the guests, to provide individual attention. She was very knowledgeable and remembered guests from event to event, calling them by name and discussing their interests. Of... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A treasure irreplaceable from WPA work atop a mountain setting irreplaceable from nature. Great for all occasions - including family reunions.

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