Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Cossatot River Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Mount Magazine [X] Pinnacle Mountain Region Central Northwest Park Activity Watchable Wildlife Hiking Climbing Trail Type Day Hikes Trail Difficulty Easy Moderate Strenuous Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Date Published August 2020 May 2020 February 2020 January 2019 October 2017 July 2017 August 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 [X] February 2016 The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Mather Lodge is closed for restoration, renovation and major rebuilding, but will stay true to the orginal design and structure of the CCC era in which it was built. Wings on the Wind Mar 2016 ⁄ Don Simons As you scan the horizon with a good set of binoculars, there is a variety of wildlife to spot in state parks from hawks and eagles to monarch butterflies and song birds. Petit Jean State Park: A Place Where You Can Go Home Again Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff A person who made the hike to Cedar Falls fifty years ago can return today, make the hike, and little has changed which is inspirational and a relief to many park visitors. Petit Jean State Park’s Archeological Treasures Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Petit Jean State Park is full of fascinating geology, as well as rare rock art found in the park’s primary archeological site. Find the archeological significance of treasure trove. Pinnacle Mountain State Park Rocks! Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Tucked away in central Arkansas, Pinnacle Mountain is one of the most accessible state parks for hiking, backpacking, climbing, camping, and biking. The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff One of the purposes of establishing Petit Jean State Park in 1923 was to protect an exceptional piece of Arkansas for the future enjoyment of the public. Because words can’t describe… Feb 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff The Lodge at Mount Magazine has rooms and cabins have a view off the bluff-line overlooking the Petit Jean River Valley and Blue Mountain Lake. Distracted by the Birds at Petit Jean State Park Feb 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff We interpreters like to feed the songbirds, and this helps folks who come to the visitor center get a better look at them, especially if they go into the exhibit room and look out through the large window at the pond.