PETIT JEAN STATE PARK
The natural beauty of Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas's state parks system when Petit Jean State Park was established in 1923. Petit Jean State Park mirrors the mountain's rugged beauty with its rustic, native log and stone facilities constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s.
The focal point of the park's impressive CCC/Rustic Style architecture is historic Mather Lodge, a 24-room hostelry on the bluff of Cedar Creek Canyon. A meal at the lodge restaurant guarantees a breathtaking view including a dramatic sunset each evening.
Near Mather Lodge are 33 fully-equipped cabins (21 with kitchens), many of which share the same bluff. Cedar Creek Canyon is the work of Cedar Creek, which cascades as a spectacular 95-foot waterfall. Upstream, a rock dam forms Lake Bailey, 170 acres for fishing and pedal boating. A boathouse offers a snack bar, boat rentals, and supplies for sale during summer.
Located in Arkansas, this natural reserve was established as the state's first park in 1923. Named after a French legend about a young woman who disguised herself as a boy to follow her lover on an expedition, it spans over 2,658 acres of land.
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed infrastructure during the Great Depression era from 1933-1938. The CCC built roads and trails including Cedar Falls Trail leading to one of Arkansas' highest waterfalls.
Over time additional facilities were added such as camping sites and cabins for visitors. Today it offers various recreational activities like hiking, boating or fishing at Lake Bailey.
Our fully equipped housekeeping cabins include: sofa-bed, fireplace, full kitchen, bath/shower, air conditioner/heater, television. Also included are basic dishes, pots & pans, utensils, range, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, iron & board, blankets, pillows, towels and linens. Grill and picnic table are located on the patio. There are no telephones in the cabins.
Our overnight cabins include fireplace, bath/shower, air conditioner/heater, television. Also included are coffee maker iron & board, blankets, pillows, towels and linens. There is no kitchen, living area, or phones in these cabins. Grilling or cooking is not allowed in the area where these cabins are located.
Park campsites (127 sites including Premium D, Premium B, Preferred B, and Standard B sites) are situated near Lake Bailey and in secluded woodlands. The park also offers a Group Camp Area, a Rally-style Area, two Rent-A-Camp sites, and two Rent-A-Tepee sites. The park airport offers five Fly-in Premium D campsites (for tents only).
Lodge rooms have beautiful pine walls and ceilings. Guests at the Lodge are quickly enchanted with our perfect mix of rustic surroundings and modern conveniences. All rooms have TV's with satellite connection, clock radio, coffee pots, ironing boards, irons, no telephones.