Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Crater of Diamonds Devil's Den Cossatot River Crowley's Ridge DeGray Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain [X] Petit Jean [X] Village Creek Region Central Upper Delta Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Meg Matthews Tara Gillanders Date Published May 2020 January 2020 January 2019 May 2018 July 2017 [X] October 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Fling Golf – New Way to Experience Game Oct 2016 ⁄ Meg Matthews Fling Golf is a cross between lacrosse and traditional golf. This new game is easier to learn than traditional golf and much less expensive. It would be a great part of a family weekend getaway. 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. 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. Winter on the Ridge Mar 2016 ⁄ Tara Gillanders Winter may seem an unlikely season to go exploring outdoors, but it really can be amazing. This is the time of year to experience the geologic structure of Crowley’s Ridge in northeast Arkansas. 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.