Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton

#1 of 30 in Trails in Arkansas
Must see · State Park · Hiking Trail
Known for its legends and Native American heritage, Petit Jean State Park features stream-filled forests, waterfalls and rugged cliffs. Spread across 1,405 hectares (3,471 acres), the park also has boating and fishing facilities, tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool, car museum, and picnic areas. Hike through the wilderness to find a waterfall, caves, and river valley panorama overlooks. Don't miss the rustic lodge constructed in Civilian Conservation Corps style, built on an edge of a cliff. If you'd like to stay here, reserve one of the 32 cabins and 127 campsites available. Using our world travel planner, Morrilton attractions like Petit Jean State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When you consider the incredible forces that formed this area, the tectonic upheavals, the percolation of water through the rocks through eons of time, it is amazing that not only was such great...  more »
  • My fiancee and I enjoy Petit Jean so much! They offer short, easy trails as well as longer and more intense ones like Seven Hollows. If you love hiking and the outdoors, I would say this is by far...  more »
  • I’ve been coming from Houston Texas for our Labor Day Family Reunion every year since I was a baby. I’m 30. I go out of my way to come to the beautiful hidden gem in Arkansas. My family is from the state. But I’ve always lived in Texas, Arkansas is truly magical. Petit Jean couldn’t be any better. The lodge is gorgeous. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. And that’s never changed, and like I said we invade this place Labor Day weekend, and they are always so helpful!!The view is amazing, the trails are a perfect length, with the payoff of a waterfall to gaze at when you reached your destination. There are also so many secret hidden spots you can find all around the grounds. I love it. I love Petit Jean, it’s worth the drive up the Mountain.
  • Great place to explore. Never actually made it to the waterfall. We did find a water snake. Does that count? The overlooks are beautiful. Apparently to get to the waterfall, park by the lodge and take the mile hike to the waterfall. We ran out of time once we realized how to get there. We did find the cave. That was a great sight.

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