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Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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229 reviews 229 reviews
86 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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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Jasper, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hohenfels, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Very pretty area and a great hike. I will be back a lot! There are several hiking trails that are very rocky and somewhat difficult to get down. Make sure you are wearing good walking/hiking shoes.

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Denton, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Overnight Cabins We stayed in July 2014 in one of the duplex cabins. The accommodations were basic, but had everything we needed for the 2 night stay. Note: the beds are two double beds..great for kids, but a bit of squeeze for two normal size adults. The duplex cabins are more like a hotel room...no kitchen, but did have a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

not much to see or do here, been here 20 years an its boring , lake is a pond full of weeds, bear cave is a rock with a hole in it, the falls are nothing much to talk about, the lookouts are ok, the camping is nothing you cant get anywhere elese. if youre really bored an have really... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Come prepared. Do not bring a "new" vehicle and attempt the gravel roads. There is not much for food at the top so bring some if you intend on visiting for long. The waterfall is the best attraction here. It takes about 45 mins to get to it. 2nd best is the house rock cave. Cave is very cool in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This review is specifically about the Jean Petit Overlook. While the whole of the state park was really good, to me the overlook was excellent and provided a number of really good views and photo opportunities. The Jean Petit overlook is on "the Mountain" as the locals term it rising about 1200 feet above the Arkansas river. It is the... More

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Erath, Louisiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

here with wife-son and daughter n law. This was our first-but not our last trip Son and his wife were camping, my wife and I had a rustic cabin. Here were our thoughts: PRO-the 99.99% of staff we met were all very friendly and very helpful excluding the first young lady at the camping check in. Place was above way... More

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Brownsville, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While researching state parks for a possible stop in Arkansas, I kept seeing positive reviews for JPSP. So, I decided to take a small detour and visit this park. I'm so glad I did. First, there is NO fee for day hiking! Being from Texas, this was a pleasant surprise. There are so many things to do in this park.... More

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