Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Cossatot River Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Mississippi River Mount Magazine Parkin Archeological Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Lake Fort Smith Region Central Article: Park Activity Article: Trail Type Article: Trail Difficulty Author Joe Jacobs Date Published January 2019 July 2017 January 2017 April 2016 [X] March 2016 February 2016 The Once and Future Mather Lodge Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Joe Jacobs 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. The Timelessness of Petit Jean State Park Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Joe Jacobs 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 01, 2016 ⁄ Joe Jacobs 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 01, 2016 ⁄ Joe Jacobs 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. More Fun at Lake Fort Smith State Park Mar 01, 2016 ⁄ Joe Jacobs Who doesn’t enjoy an evening by the fire, nestled in a cabin, in the woods, near a lake? Made all the more special as you feel your muscles relax after a day of hiking, kayaking and fishing.