Petit Jean State Park


Accomplishments so far: Lodge with 10 rooms built, food service for up to 100 at a time. Eleven summer cottages with water, sewer and electricity. Furniture and utensils are in the housekeeping cabins, overnight cabins are furnished complete with linens and bedding. They are being rented by the State Park Commission in the summer “vacation” months. Campgrounds and picnic areas are done. The following groups used the facilities at the park in 1935: Hendrix College- summer classes in botany Arkansas State Teachers College- conversational French Harding College- Geology and Botany classes Ouachita College- research work on vegetable fossils Various public high and grammar schools from all over central Arkansas. (WPA Letter to Mrs. Bernie Babcock from Sam Davies, 12-20-1935)