Petit Jean State Park

4.8
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road
Morrilton, AR 72110

(501) 727-5441
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Park Features & Amenities

Camp Basics

Park Type:

State Park

Sites:

125

Pull Through Sites:

26

Full Hookup Sites:

35

Pets Allowed:

Yes

Age Restrictions:

None

Extended Stay:

No

Shaded Sites:

Yes

Big Rigs:

No

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Utilities & Amenities

Power: 50 Amps, 30 Amps, 20 Amps

Restrooms:

Yes

Showers:

Yes

Dumping:

Yes

Recreation

Clubhouse:

Yes

Fishing:

Yes

Swimming Pool:

Yes

Playground:

Yes

Game Hall:

Yes

Sports Field:

Yes

Boat Launch:

Yes

Traveler Tips

The Petit Jean Airport - open for daytime flying only
Hiking,Biking, ATV & Equestrian Trails
Rock Climbing, Hang gliding,
Geocaching, Amphitheater
ADA Accessible



Traveler Reviews


Rob H's picture
Rob H
64 reviews
5

Great hiking in a beatiful setting

The 4 campground areas are very large, about 125 sites in total. We stayed in Loop A which offered a full hookup site. The Loop A sites are all paved asphalt with picnic table and fire ring. Some leveling will be required at nearly every site. We needed a sewer extension at our site so be prepared if needed for sewer and/or water. There are a few sites here where satellite reception works well, ask for some suggestions when making your reservation. There is no cable service but all network channels were available using the rooftop antenna. The channels are broadcast from the LIttle Rock area and can fade somewhat during bad weather or late evening hours. There is no wifi service in the campground but complimentary wifi is available in the Mather Lodge lobby area. Cellular service was very good in the campground but not so much on the hiking trails.

The hiking here is excellent as long as you are doing so during a cooler spring/fall time of year. Over 20 miles of trails, some short, some long, some easy, some difficult - something for all. The visitor's center or Mather Lodge can provide a map and overview of each of the trails, it was very helpful in not only planning the hikes but also while hiking. While the Cedar Falls trail has a beautiful waterfall and should not be missed it can be crowded especially on weekends. If you are able to set time aside for a longer hike such as the Seven Hollows Trail it will be much less crowded (you may be alone!) and offer plenty of interesting scenery and unusual rock formations.

A few previous reviews mentioned the spectacular mountain views and there are several. The best is about 4 miles east of the park near the gravesite for Petit Jean. Take a short drive and be rewarded.

We stayed here 5 nights in a travel trailer and would stay again, although the nightly rate for a full hookup site that does not include cable tv and wifi is high.

Date of Stay:
 September, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $40.00

Joyce S
4 reviews
5

Absolutely beautiful. Lots to do

Views trails clean spacious bathrooms clean and conveniently located, and did I say views. Breath taking. Wonderful park

Date of Stay:
 June, 2017
Rate Paid:
 $35.00

5

Just Great

What a great place to stay. The scenery is out of this world and the RV campground is extremely accommodating and peaceful. The staff was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Date of Stay:
 September, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $25.00

Carol B.
5 reviews
5

Jewel of Arkansas' State Park System

Petit Jean has everything. A waterfall, a cave, Indian petroglyphs, miles of hiking trail both easy & challenging, a gorgeous lodge featuring a great restaurant, programs, cabins, and a wonderful campsites that are huge & level for big rigs in section A. Other sections are more primitive for small rigs and tents. There's a park store, and outside the park, a huge conference center & restaurant. The park runs a good sized swimming pool, has tennis courts, paddle boats , fishing docks, pavilions and playgrounds. Only downside is that there is no wifi and no nearby grocery store. One little tourist trap store near the campground charges exorbitant prices even for a loaf if bread. Buy groceries before you go up at one of the stores in Morrilton.
You will love this place. We stay often.

Date of Stay:
 May, 2015
Rate Paid:
 $22.00

Hercmaster
4 reviews
4

Many hiking trails

This is one of the prettiest state parks in all of Arkansas, with many hiking trails as well as a large waterfall.

Rate Paid:
 $22.00