Petit Jean State Park


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Petit Jean State Park


Location:Exit 108 off I-40 at Morrilton, 9 miles south on AR 9, then 12 miles west on AR 154.
Facilities:125 Class A campsites, 5 tent-only fly-in campsites (é), group camp area, rent-a-camp sites, tepee rentals, 33 cabins, 24-room lodge with restaurant, picnic areas, pavilions, recreation hall, hiking trails (20+ miles), boathouse with snack bar, boat rentals, and supplies, a boat launch ramp, fishing pier (é), swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, antique/classic cars museum, airport (daytime use only).
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Petit Jean Mountain rises 1,100 feet above the Arkansas River Valley, between the Ouachitas and Ozarks, offering panoramic views. Mather Lodge, the park's focal point, is situated on a bluff overlooking Cedar Creek Canyon, which features a 95-foot waterfall and a rock dam that forms the 100-acre Lake Bailey. The rustic-style log and stone facilities at the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
Address:1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd
Morrilton, AR 72110

Phone:501-727-5441
Web: www.petitjeanstatepark.com
Size: 2,656 acres.

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Rachel Engebrecht is a Certified Heritage Interpreter at Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton, Arkansas.
BT Jones, CIG, is a park interpreter at Petit Jean State Park in Arkansas.
By 4:30 that afternoon, a tourist's photo proves, it was parked--unlocked with his laptop computer, company-issued cellphone and credit card and a personal debit card inside--in the parking lot in front of Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park.
When Glasgow's car was discovered the next day--at Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park, 30 miles from the Daven home--his phone and laptop computer were inside.
After a yearlong effort, contractors are now finishing their extensive renovations to Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park, and its venerable doors should open once again in the next few weeks.
28, 2008, and his vehicle was found the next day parked outside Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park.
His Volvo SUV was found parked at Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park the next afternoon, the first and only clue to his disappearance.
Some of Arkansas's most popular parks include: Mount Magazine near Paris, Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton and Queen Wilhelmina near Mena.
Since the following day, when his car was found parked front-and-center at Mather Lodge in Petit Jean State Park, not one concrete clue to the fate of John Glasgow has been developed--despite police work that his brother acknowledges exceeded what the physical evidence demanded.
Probably the best-known natural waterfall in the state is Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton.