Petit Jean State Park
Petit Jean Mountain is a special place – an unforgettable place – known for the legend of Petit Jean, the story of a French girl who disguised herself as a boy and secretly accompanied her sweetheart, an early explorer, to the New World and to this mountain.

Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas’s first state park, enhances this 300–year–old legend with windswept views, enchanting woodlands laced with streams and wildflowers, and a spectacular waterfall called Cedar Falls.

This park is a place where nature over time has formed sheer bluffs, Cedar Creek Canyon and the Seven Hollows, such distinctive features as Bear Cave, the Grotto and Natural Bridge, and whimsical formations we call Turtle Rocks and Carpet Rocks.

It’s a place where the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps endures in facilities mirroring the mountain’s rugged natural beauty.

Petit Jean State Park is a prime location for a weekend getaway or a two week vacation. Whether you are staying in a tent or an RV, or you have no camping equipment at all, the park has a place for you. Our Arkansas camping facilities are available throughout the year, so no matter the season, the weather is always great for staying at a Petit Jean campground. Campers may choose from wooded or lake view sites. Pull-through or back-in campsites are available.
The park features 125 individual campsites (including 26 pull-through sites) offering water and electrical hook-ups. Thirty-five of the sites have 50 amp electric and sewer. All sites are reservable throughout the year. Sites are divided into four campground areas with modern bathhouses in each one. There is also a 44-unit rally-style camping area with 20 amp electrical service available for camping clubs. A reservable Group Camp Area is available throughout the year with heated bathhouse in winter. A trailer sanitary station is located centrally in the campgrounds near the rally-style camping area.

Contact Petit Jean State Park

1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road
Morrilton, Arkansas  72110
Phone: 501-727-5441


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