Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Crater of Diamonds Toltec Mounds Cossatot River Devil's Den Lake Fort Smith Logoly Village Creek Crowley's Ridge Lake Ouachita Mississippi River Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain [X] Petit Jean [X] Mount Magazine Region Central North Central Northwest Park Activity Hiking Watchable Wildlife Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Don Simons Jonathan Wirges Date Published [X] August 2020 May 2020 February 2020 January 2019 July 2017 August 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 Draw with a Park Ranger: Let’s Draw a Raccoon Aug 2020 ⁄ Jonathan Wirges Raccoons draw attention for both their unique appearance and their antics you might see while camping at Mount Magazine State Park. In the photo essay below, join along as an interpretive park ranger guides you on how to sketch one of these nighttime hunters. 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. 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’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. 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. 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.