Do you know which state park is the oldest in Arkansas? Mount Nebo and Devil’s Den are great guesses but there’s one that’s even older. Petit Jean Mountain inspired the creation of Arkansas’ first state park. From thrilling beginnings to endless adventures, let’s learn about the oldest state park in Arkansas.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
We would love to hear about your first visit to Petit Jean State Park. Were you as inspired as Dr. Hardison? Share with us in the comments below!
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Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for three years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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