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Posted: 10/07/19 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just spent a great weekend at this park with a group of families from Church. We started making this an annual event about ten years ago. We reserve a loop in the camping area and we usually fill ten or twelve sites every year. It is close enough to home so others can drive up for the day. Some (like us) rent a cabin or stay in the lodge. Great weather, lots of hiking, tons of food cooked every way you can think of, and fun and games at night. This park is open year round, and the lodge restaurant is open every day if you do not feel like cooking. This is one of the oldest parks in the State Park system, built mostly by the CCC. If you are ever in the Central Arkansas area on I-40, check it out.


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Agree it is a great park. Been about 3 yrs since we were there but wanting to go back.

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Did not camp but visited a couple of years ago and was impressed with the park. Fabulous views. But at little too many extraneous activities for us to want to camp there.


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Posted: 10/07/19 01:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

we though Dardanelle was a good one, to each his own.





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Posted: 10/07/19 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K Charles, Dardanelle is a very nice COE park, been there several times when we owned a TT. In fact, in all of our travels I can not remember a bad experience at any COE or Arkansas State Park. Every type of park offers its own unique qualities, finding each parks uniqueness is part of the adventure. Not all parks offer furnished handicap equipped cabins, which we now require, so Petit Jean fits our current needs....

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We made the 7 hour drive to Petit Jean a few years ago and loved it. Beautiful area, nice hiking trails and a clean, well maintained CG made well worth the trip. On the other hand, we stayed at Devil's Den state park for 3 nights on the way back and I was very disappointed.


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We are way overdue for some Arkansas.


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I remember visiting Petit Jean in the 70's. Never forget as a youngin jumping and diving off the cliff. Im sure it was not as high as I remember it.

I would love to visit it again another nearly 50 years later. Everytime someone mentions it, I think about trying to make it back. One of these days.

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