The campgrounds feature a total of 125 campsites (including 26 pull-through sites). Thirty-five of the sites—the Class AAA sites—have 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups. The 90 Class B sites offer 30 amp electrical and water hookups. All sites are reservable. Campsites are divided into four campground areas. Each includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. Area "A" is near Lake Bailey and include sites along the lakeshore. Areas "B," "C," and "D" are located on the south side of Ark. 154 in wooded settings.
Other campsite choices in the main camping area include a 44-unit Rally-style Area with 20 amp electrical service available for camping clubs.
A trailer dump station is centrally located near the Rally-style camping area.
Petit Jean is Arkansas's only state park with its own airport.
Well run and well kept. The state has spent a healthy amount into the buildings, grounds and maintenance. All of that complements a gorgeous natural setting.
It has a variety of hikes and plenty of other activities.
The Mather Cafe at the Lodge had decent food at okay prices - and a phenomenal view.
It’s worth the effort to see the Cedar Falls from both sides of the creek.
There is a nice coffee shop just outside the park’s east entrance.
Lots of varied camping spots - all seemed to be nicely wooded.
Our only negative point was a loud group of neighbors a few spots down. I think they were the only other ones in Camp D, but they made enough noise to make up for the empty spots.
At one point, judging by the whomping sound, they must have been playing a game that involved throwing a wet 5 pound sack of corn against a plywood wall…maybe some version of corn hole or something? I actually have no idea what it really was - but it was loud and repetitive. Louder than the barking dogs, screaming kids and music they played.
Not the parks fault and that is just part of camping - lots of great neighbors and sometimes inconsiderate ones.
Petit Jean State Park is an excellent short weekend get away or a day trip! It offers 8 hiking trails and one biking trail. The Cedar Fall Trail is not to be missed with glorious waterfall and best visit right after a rainy day. Spring and summer is popular camping season so reserve ahead of time. If you enjoy the scenic route then it’s about an hour drive to Ouachita National Forest Park
This is definitely one of our premier parks in Arkansas, especially if you have a family and need outdoor activities. We stayed in the D loop. The spot was almost a little tight for our 32 foot camper. It was hard to level as many of the other reviews said. It is a nice little loop though with the trees and shade. In fact there are enough trees that it was very easy to hang up hammocks! There were lots of tent campers on this loop and small to medium size campers. You will probably want to drive to the trail heads for hiking. If you’ve never been to Petit Jean, there are tons of attractions!
This place is right on top with beautiful vistas. Campground is nice and clean. Trail to the falls was closed due to storm damage but the caves were cool. People have been here for a very long time! Rich in history
We had a blast hiking to waterfalls and caves. Campsites are shaded and nice. Quiet park that enforces the quiet time rule after 9:00.
We managed to snag a spot in loop A for a last minute trip and this place was amazing. It was our first trip to Petit Jean and it did not disappoint. We have already booked our trip back for next summer.
Our two kids, 2 & 5 years old, really liked Turtle Rock Trail and the cave we ended up visiting it both days we were there. We also drove to the overlooks and wow the views were amazing!
This seems like a perfect spot for a family! Right on the lake, lots of activities to do and trails for hiking. Dog friendly. Easy enough to access with our 30 ft RV. Very level site (loop A site 4) with full hookups. Friendly folks too! I’m giving this 4 stars because as a couple without kids we prefer to be a bit farther out in nature and more separated from our neighbors, but there was enough space and privacy at this park. I couldn’t make a day-of reservation online so I called and they said we could just show up and pick a spot (it was a Monday night). Make sure you put the visitor center in on Google maps and stop there first to check in. They’ll let you know which sites are open.
Petit Jean state park blew my mind! Had lunch at the Mather lodge with the amazing view. Due to Covid tables were space apart which entails a waiting list but wasn’t a long wait. Food was delicious after hiking. Campgrounds were super nice and clean with I believe over 100 camping spots. Gift shop was decent with plenty to choose from. Definitely returning in 2021. Bear cave and the Tortoises being my favorite on the trails.
Everytime we are here we get amazed by the place! There is no place like Petit Jean!
great park plenty to do definitely do the trail to the grotto a must see