Arkansas State Parks Trip Ideas Filter Park Toltec Mounds Devil's Den Crater of Diamonds Crowley's Ridge Lake Fort Smith Mississippi River Mount Magazine Pinnacle Mountain Village Creek [X] Petit Jean [X] Cossatot River [X] Parkin Archeological Region Central Southwest Park Activity Trail Type Trail Difficulty Author Arkansas State Parks Staff Shelley Flanary Date Published October 2020 August 2020 May 2020 January 2019 July 2017 August 2016 April 2016 [X] March 2016 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. 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. 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 Rich Musical History in the Arkansas Delta Mar 2016 ⁄ Arkansas State Parks Staff Here in Arkansas we have so much to celebrate, yet so few of us know about our rich, colorful history. Perhaps the best untold story Arkansas is its ownership of the only pure American form of music. A Wild and Scenic River Mar 2016 ⁄ Shelley Flanary Do you hear that sound? Do you hear the music? What could it be? You are standing approximately just southwest of Little Rock, in one of the most spectacular river corridors in the central U.S.