Travel Destination: Petit Jean State Park

This beautiful camping destination is a hidden gem in Arkansas that you and your family will fall in love with the moment you arrive. Petit Jean State Park is the perfect fall travel destination, with plenty of opportunities to view the beautiful foliage and the sweeping landscapes. Learn more about the places to see, hiking trails, amenities, and more below.

Petit Jean State Park landscape view

Places to See

Petit Jean Mountain was the namesake for the first state park established in Arkansas, and it has remained a beautiful place for locals and travelers to enjoy the beauty and geology of the state. This state park is a Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Site, so you can learn about the area’s history, hike the local trails, or visit some of the beautiful bluffs to look out across the trees.

Local Hiking Trails:

  • Bear Cave Trail
  • CCC Hike & Bike Trail
  • Canyon Trail
  • Seven Hollows Trail
  • Cedar Creek Trail
  • Winthrop P. Rockefeller Boy Scout Trail
  • Rock House Cave Trail
  • Cedar Falls Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Things to do

Don’t forget to bring all your fishing equipment when you plan your trip to Petit Jean State Park. This amazing park offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and boating out on the waters. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, there is diamond digging where you can harvest your own diamonds. Enjoy all the local trails on foot or by biking!


Camping in this state park is an experience you’ll love. There are lake-side sites and over 125 campsites to choose from, and 26 pull-thru sites for big rigs. The modern bathhouses offer a clean and comfortable place to wash up after a day of exploring.

No matter where you plan to go for your next vacation, the deals on RVs at Trailer Hitch RV can help you get there. Contact us to find the perfect RV for your family today.

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