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Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
501-727-5441
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Morrilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Mountains, Trails
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Camping
Description: 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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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I did not get o hike these trails as mine was an unplanned outing.But I sure would love to hike down the Falls and check it out pretty soon before winter sets in.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I was driving through the Interstate Highway 40 West returning from Memphis city last month and happened to see the signs for this state park along the way.I decided to just go and check it out.I didnt regret it .I had a great time here at this place ....so much to see and absorb its beautiful scenery.I was so excited... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I'm blessed to live about an hour from Petite Jean and frequently ride my motorcycle to the lodge. Mather's Lodge is gorgeous with a spectacular view. The food is great, very reasonable prices and a gift shop is also located in the lodge. There are camping spaces or cabins to rent. I have rented one of the cabins with a... More

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Honey Grove, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are numerous attractions and sights where a person/family can spend much of the day. They are all good, but be sure to visit the old gravesite on the east end of the mountain before you leave.

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Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cedar falls is the best known natural waterfall that falls 96 feet in Arkansas. If you are reading this review its probably because you want to hike to the falls in the near future. so let me get straight to the point. PLEASE NOTE: 1. waterfalls are their best when it rains, I went in August and as you can... More

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Katy, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The rock caves, the bear cave and the waterfall are the three main attractions there. The park is an excellent place for picnics too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If Maryland had state parks that were as organized as this, I'd go all the time! Loved Petit Jean State park! There were markers for everything! It told you exactly which trail heads started where. The facilities were well maintained. There is so much to do and see. And all of it is awesome and beautiful. We stopped by Mather... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family and a couple of friends (3 adults, 3 kids) stayed at the Petit Jean Yurts and we absolutely loved it! As others have mentioned, there are many activities for families, which we enjoyed. My review is mostly focussed on the yurts because I felt that there wasn't enough information available. We stayed for 5 nights. Inside contents: 3... More

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Jasper, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

This is absolutely my favorite State Park! I have been to Petit Jean Park 2 times and I have been in awe each time. This last trip we tent camped and the facilities are up to date and very well maintained. The scenery throughout the entire park is spectacular and the scene from the Lodge is one you can't see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed in a three bedroom cabin that was fully furnished with complete kitchen. Extremely reasonably priced, comfortable rooms and bathrooms. The restaurant in the lodge was walking distance away, food was very good and reasonably priced. Kids loved the beautiful pool. View was amazing, looking over the bluffs. Hiking trails were right outside the lodge, staff was extremely helpful and... More

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