Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110 USA

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    Restrooms
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“bluffs once home to Native Americans”

Petit Jean State Park is a 3471 acre state park in central Arkansas managed by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. Petit Jean State Park is located atop Petit Jean Mountain on the Arkansas River in the area between the Ozark and Ouachita mountain ranges, in Conway County, Arkansas. Petit Jean State Park houses one of the largest and most magnificent Bluff Shelters in the state. Accessed via Rock House Cave Trail, the bluff shelter was once home to Native Americans well over a thousand years ago. These bluff dwelling Native Americans used the shelter as their house, and lived as nomads, hunters, and gatherers. They hunted with spears, for they had yet to invent the bow and arrow. The natives also left behind evidence of their existence. Today, evidence can be seen in the form of pictographs located high on the back wall of the cave. These pictographs were painted using minerals from the rocks in the area. The pictures all tell a story that was important to the Native Americans. Today, we can only imagine what they mean. Rock House Cave is an archaeological historical site, protected by state law.

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Melinda O.

Sverything about this park is magical! From the well marked trails to the quaint coffee shop 1/2 mile or so down the road with in walking distance of the campground! The Lodge cafe, the two pools,... Read more

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Lisa O.

Absolutely beautiful time of year to see the leaves change color. Enjoyed the trails and the different degrees of difficulty. Fabulous views without getting out of the car too. This is definitely... Read more

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Charles M.

This review is strictly about the park and not about the lodging or facilities. Petit Jean is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I take it for granted living just 30 minutes away... Read more

Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd
Morrilton, Arkansas
72110 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Affiliation
State park or forest
Back In RV Sites Count
22
Max Length
60ft
Max Stay
14
Pull Through RV Sites Count
26
Sites Count
125
Standard Tent Sites Count
125
  • Swimming Pool
  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Back In RV Sites
  • Cabin Sites
  • Firewood
  • Group Tent Sites
  • Laundry
  • Potable Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
  • Sites
  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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