Petit Jean State Park

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be looking for a special place to spend idyllic time with your sweetie. You can create a tale of love and adventure in Arkansas at numerous romantic places, but here’s a tip on 10 top places to kiss (or propose) in The Natural State. Locking lips …
Petit Jean State Park near Morrilton kicks off its 2014 special events and activities with its annual winter Eagle Awareness Weekend on Jan. 11-12. Join park interpreters for two days devoted to our national symbol, the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned, including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to …
The Arkansas River Valley has numerous fun programs for kids in July along with other fun attractions to visit while you’re in the area. Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle offers Independence Day Fun at 1 p.m. on July 3. Other attractions in the area include: Council Oak; Dardanelle Confederate Monument; Dardanelle Rock; Holla Bend …
Looks like I missed my chance to rent a teepee at Petit Jean State Park, located near Morrilton. But now I can rent a yurt, which sounds better anyway. For many years, the park offered teepees for rent during warmer months. The two teepees were just replaced with similar camping facilities called Rent-A-Yurt units, available …
  At a press conference this week we got a preview of the $4.3 million renovation of Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, located atop Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. Petit Jean State Park became Arkansas’s first state park in 1923. The lodge, which has been closed since Dec. 2010 for the project, will …