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“Beautiful Historic Park”

Petit Jean State Park
Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Morrilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The beauty of Petit Jean Mountain and the surrounding area led to the formation of a state park system in Arkansas in 1923.
Reviewed November 25, 2013

With my grandfather being one of the CCC that built the park and it's many buildings, it holds a special place for me. There's lots of hiking trails and beautiful waterfalls. In the last year or so they redid Mather Lodge. It is a lot more beautiful than it was before. Despite the modern redo, it maintained it's very rustic feel. The food isn't the best, but for the view of watching sunset, there's not a better spot.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The food at Mather Lodge is great. The original Conservation Corp building has been recently been restored. If you want to go to the foot of the falls be ready to do some serious walking and wear good shoes. A walking stick is great. Before you venture out walking stop at the Park office in the middle of the park on the highway for directions. The staff is first rate. If you want to rent a place to stay call ahead and book early. You have to go to the Petit Jean Grave site over look it is a great view of the Arkansas River Valley. I visit the park every opportunity I have.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Visited here because a friend recommended it. So glad we stopped! We visited a great stone structure built in the 1920's. Got great pics from this area, even had the original fireplace from when it was built. My husband and son walked on these huge boulders and could see the road that we came up the mountain on. Amazing!

1  Thank Jessica K
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This 4.5 mile trail features massive rock formations, unusual turtle rocks, a lovely Grotto, and an impressive natural bridge! Be sure to pick up a free copy of the Seven Hollows Trail brochure from the park visitor center. It has a map of the trail and information as to what to look for during each mile of the trail. We started this trail at 10:30 a.m. and completed it 3 hours and 25 minutes later (that included a stop for a picnic lunch at the natural bridge). By the time we completed the hike it was 76 degrees F and we were feeling quite hot and the gnats were becoming a problem. Be sure to take water and snacks with you on this trail. The trail might be even better when the leaves are all off the trees, since you would have better views of the massive rocks and rock houses. However, thick leaf cover on rocky trails always makes for more difficult walking, since roots and rocks are hidden. This trail is rated moderate to hard, and that seems accurate to me. It is a trail worth doing!

1  Thank TNKaz
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed in one of the pet friendly cabins. Our two large cur mix dogs were cozy and happy. The view from our cabin was awesome. This place is lovingly maintained by a friendly staff. We would stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.

2  Thank Vicki C
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