Arkansas State Parks
The flagship of the state parks system built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, features Mather Lodge and Restaurant, cabins, swimming pools, campground and fly-in campground, boating and fishing on Lake Bailey, visitor center exhibits. Twenty miles of hiking trails; 95-foot-high Cedar Falls, the park's focal point. Pets must be leashed at all times. Boat dock offers boat, motor, pedal boat and water bike rentals; boathouse offers snack bar, boat rental supplies in summer. Overlooks at the east and west ends of Petit Jean Mountain provide dramatic vistas of the Arkansas River, the water route of the Trail of Tears, a Congress- designated National Historic Trail. Named by Camping Life magazine as number one on their list of the nation's Top 10 State Parks.
Wally Scherrey, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, AR 72110
Petit Jean State Park (D-4)
94 RV/Tent with W/E (34 pull-thrus); 33 RV/Tent with W/E/S; 5 Fly-in with E
Take Exit #108 off I-40 at Morrilton and travel nine miles south on Ark. 9, then go 12 miles west on Ark. 154; or from Dardanelle, travel seven miles south on Ark. 7, then go 16 miles east on Ark. 154 to the park.
On Petit Jean Mountain 1,100 feet above the Arkansas River Valley offers natural attractions including rock shelters, hiking trails, waterfalls, a fishing lake, and scenic overlooks.
Lodge and restaurant, cabins, food concession trailer, gift shops, fishing and pedal boat rentals, Rent-A-Camp, and Rent-A-Yurts available; Rally-style area, fly-in campground, restrooms, hot showers, dump station, pool, tennis courts, picnic sites, pavilions, snack bar, playgrounds, airport for daytime use only. Call (501) 727-5431 (V/TT) for lodge and cabin reservations. Pets must be leashed at all times.