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Took the hike down to the base of Cedar Falls and it was amazing. large boulders and a magical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexander S

We wish we lived closer. We enjoy hiking and exploring new trails. Petit Jean offers a variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Camden, Arkansas
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The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain and the surrounding area led to the formation of a state park system in Arkansas in 1923.
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110-9361
+1 501-727-5441
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the hike down to the base of Cedar Falls and it was amazing. large boulders and a magical waterfall.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wish we lived closer. We enjoy hiking and exploring new trails. Petit Jean offers a variety of hikes. Probably the most popular is Cedar Creek Falls trail. The waterfall is spectacular. We walked the Seven Hollows Trail this trip. Right you can enjoy the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank CrisandJM-Travels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the park at the end of October. It is so quiet and peaceful. We rented a cabin and just sat out on the back porch. Wind was blowing and I feel asleep. Even though the park was full, you couldn't hear anybody. The cabin...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank eddiec937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the weekend at Petit Jean State Park and will definitely return! We stayed in a duplex cabin with a full kitchen and fireplace. Wish we’d brought more firewood, however you could purchase a small bundle for $5. Cabin 12 A is located at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank laurief244
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent an afternoon at the lodge and the park in December. The landscape is amazing and seeing the inside of the lodge was worth the trip by itself. The restaurant is an arts and crafts masterpiece, and the reuben is really good as well. I'm...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

This Park is absolutely beautiful.. lived here for years and travel but not so much at home .. I was pleasantly surprised to see how beautiful it is and most is easily accessible.. ran out of time so will be going back soon to hike...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BWinn007
Reviewed December 1, 2018

My friend and I spent one night at the Lodge while on our road trip. Check in was a breeze and our room was wonderful with all the wood in it. Nice and quite too. Beautiful views from the Lodge as well. We ate in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bobby31225
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

A perfect place for waterfalls' lovers. A nice hike to a wonderful view. True nature's magic. Not too crowded. Peace and tranquility should be the end game. The lodge is nice and the restaurant offers food with healthy choices. A very quaint place!! Highly recommend....

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Shela01
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Theres free parking at the park so you can drop your car at the lot and start your adventure at once. There is a little hotel and a private events place in the main log cabin by the parking lot so you can spend the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 502ericaf
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We love Petit Jean!! Have been there many times. True peace and serenity! The lodge rooms are a little small, good for a night or two, but the cabins are great! Cabin 14 and 15 have the best view. Cabins 20-31 have no view but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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January 5, 2019|
Response from allenm212 | Reviewed this property |
Normally mid 60 for a high to 42 for a low. If you've never been here before try to check out the subiacco monastery, cool architecture and history.
October 14, 2018|
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Response from ADPT-Region-5 | Property representative |
Petit Jean cabins do not have fire pits. The housekeeping cabins do have grills outside, but not fire pits.
October 14, 2018|
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Memphis, Tennessee
Need advice on where to go from Memphis (3 Replies)
I want to take a weekend trip within the next month or two and I live in Memphis. I would like a state park with maybe some trails near a creek. I was thinking of Petit Jean State Park but it's nearly 4 hours from me. Is there anything 2-2.5 hrs from Memphis that would be nice to visit for a weekend? I need some place that has lodging and I'm traveling with 3 boys, (7, 5, 2 yrs).
April 05, 2010|
Response frommorrisonal|
Thank you for suggesting that place. It's very beautiful! I think we might give it a try sometime in the summer.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Nice stop between Hot Springs & Branson (7 Replies)
Good evening - My husband and I are heading to Branson in August this year with our almost 3 year old. We will be staying a night in Hot Springs on the way to Branson. The day we leave Hot Springs we are looking for a nice place to stop on the way to Branson. Any scenic towns? Any recommended places to eat? We like hiking as well so wasn't sure about a short hike or cave along the way that might be interesting. We are staying at Petit Jean State Park for a couple of nights on a the way...More
January 05, 2018|
Response fromTraveler_at_Heart_09|
And I'm open to any route to take that might be interesting between Hot Springs and Branson.
Shannon L
Arkansas trip route suggestions (4 Replies)
Hello we are planning to visit Arkansas next month, we just decided to take time off and hit the road. 2 places we definitely wanted to visit were Devils Den State Park and Petit Jean State Park. So the only nights available for a cabin/ lodge this last minute trip was Wednesday/Thursday night at Devils Den and Sunday/Monday night at Petit Jean so that is the loop we will make, we have plans of floating the Buffalo River on Saturday, still trying to find accommodations near after float trip...More
April 28, 2018|
Response fromShannon L|
Oh and we are easy, we like all activities! We like hiking, we like relaxing, we love sight seeing, we will go to museums, zoos, roller coaster parks. We are into trying any activity but we are not super athletic just average people. It is myself, 42 my husband 43 and son, 11yrs old. Eureka Springs looks like a neat town but just wondering if it’s worth heading up an extra hour?