Mather Lodge to Reopen at Petit Jean State Park

 

 

 Historic Mather Lodge to Reopen May 8th following Renovation and Remodeling

After being closed for renovation and remodeling for over a year, Petit Jean State Park’s historic Mather Lodge will be reopening to the public on Tuesday, May 8th.  Breakfast will be served in the lodge restaurant starting at 7:00 am.  Diners may be pleasantly surprised by the new dining room’s spacious design, which provides seating near windows that are open to great views of the natural beauty of Cedar Creek Canyon.  Park visitors can also look forward to expanded menu options in the restaurant, thanks to new kitchen equipment additions.   

For more information about Mather Lodge, you may call the lodge directly at (501) 727-5431. To make a lodge or cabin reservation, you may call toll free at 1-800-264-2462.  For more information about Petit Jean State Park, you may call the park at (501) 727-5441 or contact us by e-mail at petitjean@arkansas.com.  Or visit the park’s website at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com

 

Arkansas Heritage Day to be Celebrated on May 19th

May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to spend Saturday, May 19th celebrating the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state park.  Programming will be included that commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial.  This event is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information on Petit Jean State Park special events, see our website at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com under “Things to Do” or contact the park at (501)727-5441 or by email at petitjean@arkansas.com.  Complete schedules of activities may also be picked up at the park’s Visitor Center or at Mather Lodge.

 

Daily Interpretive Programming to Resume Memorial Day Weekend

Petit Jean State Park’s team of park interpreters is gearing up for a busy summer season of daily programming for park visitors.  The park’s boathouse and large swimming pool will also be open Memorial Day weekend.  While fees are charged for boat rental and pool admission, unless otherwise noted, interpretive programs are free of charge, and the majority are family oriented. For more information on Petit Jean State Park’s interpretive programs, see our website at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com under “Things to Do” or contact the park at (501)727-5441 or by email at petitjean@arkansas.comComplete schedules of activities may also be picked up at the park’s Visitor Center or at Mather Lodge.

 

Several Special Events Planned for June and July

Several special events are scheduled to take place at Petit Jean State Park during the 2012 summer season.  These include National Trails Day on June 2, the Mountain Fishin’ Derby for kids on June 9, the Museum of Automobiles’ 54th Annual Auto Show and Swap Meet  running from June 12 – 16, and the July 4th Fun and Games Day.  For more information on Petit Jean State Park special events, see our website at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com under “Things to Do” or contact the park at (501)727-5441 or by email at petitjean@arkansas.com.
Complete schedules of activities may also be picked up at the park’s Visitor Center or at Mather Lodge.  For more information about the annual Antique Car Show at the Museum of Automobiles on Petit Jean Mountain, please call the museum at (501) 727-5427.

For more information on Petit Jean State Park, please contact the park by phone at (501) 727-5441 or by e-mail at petitjean@arkansas.com.  Or visit our website at http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com

 

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