Waterfalls. Canyons. Native American Art. Rare geological formations. It’s all at Petit Jean State Park in northern Arkansas. This 3500-acre state park 70 miles northwest of Little Rock sits between the Ozarks and Ouachita Mountains, a solitary and distinctive place for spending time outdoors. Not only is there an incredible number of natural features to see, but it’s possible to stay the night in comfort with so many different accommodation options. In short, Petit Jean State Park is an easy and exciting getaway.

There are so many features to this state park, with over 20 miles of hiking trails in total through forests, meadows, canyons, and mountains. There’s also a campground with 125 campsites and rental yurts. You can also go fishing, rent a kayak, or relax on a pedal boat. Check the state park’s website for seasonal hours for the boat house and rental prices.

Have you visited Petit Jean State Park? What are your favorite features of this hidden gem?

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