Park Hours:

Visitor Center Open All Year:
Jan. - Dec. Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

With the following exceptions:
May 25 - Aug. 11 Sun. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
April, May, Aug. 12-31, Fri. & Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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Campgrounds and Camping Choices

 

Camping is a popular activity here at Petit Jean State Park. Choose your favorite of Arkansas's four seasons and enjoy a weekend getaway or up to two-week vacation. Bring your own tent or RV, or rent a park yurt. Choose from wooded or lake view sites. Pull-through or back-in campsites are available. The campsites are minutes away from all the other activities to be enjoyed here in the natural beauty of Petit Jean Mountain. Call 501-727-5441 for more information or to make reservations. 

The campgrounds feature a total of 125 campsites (including 26 pull-through sites). Thirty-five of the sites—the Class AAA sites—have 30 and 50 amp electrical, water, and sewer hookups. The 90 Class B sites offer 30 amp electrical and water hookups. All sites are reservable. Campsites are divided into four campground areas. Each includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. Area "A" is near Lake Bailey and include sites along the lakeshore. Areas "B," "C," and "D" are located on the south side of Ark. 154 in wooded settings.

Other campsite choices in the main camping area include a 44-unit Rally-style Area with 20 amp electrical service available for camping clubs. 

A trailer dump station is centrally located near the Rally-style camping area.

West of the main campgrounds in a separate area near Lake Roosevelt, the park's smaller lake, is the park's reservable Group Camp area. Available through the year, it includes a heated bathhouse.

 

 

Enjoying an evening by the campfire on an Arkansas campground atop Petit Jean Mountain

For those who don't own camping equipment, the park offers four Rent-A-Yurts available for rental March through November. The yurts are round, high walled tents with electricity, screened windows, and doors with locks. The rental includes cots, a lantern, stove, and ice chest. Each Rent-A-Yurt accommodates up to six persons.

Petit Jean is Arkansas's only state park with its own airport. Aviation enthusiasts are invited to enjoy the airport’s fly-in campground that features five tent sites with water and electric hookups, picnic tables, grills, lantern holders, and tent pads. One site is barrier-free to accommodate visitors with disabilities. This Arkansas camping site includes a modern bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets. For details and to make reservations at Arkansas's only fly-in tent sites, call the airport at: 501-374-5022.

 

Camping Rates at Petit Jean State Park

Type / Location # of Sites Rate Other Information
Rent-A-Yurt (Petit Jean)
Water View
4 2015
$55.00
  • Water & Electrical Hook-Up
  • Showers
  • Alternative
Class AAA - Water/50 Amp/SewerAccessible
Woods View
1 2015
$32.00
  • Tent
  • Electrical Hook-Up
  • Water & Electrical Hook-Up
  • 50 Amp Service
  • Showers
  • Dump Stations
Class AAA - Water/50 Amp/SewerAccessible
Water Front
6 2015
$32.00
  • Tent
  • Electrical Hook-Up
  • Water & Electrical Hook-Up
  • 50 Amp Service
  • Showers
  • Dump Stations
Class AAA - Water/50 Amp/SewerAccessible
Woods View
28 2015
$32.00
  • Tent
  • Electrical Hook-Up
  • Water & Electrical Hook-Up
  • 50 Amp Service
  • Showers
  • Dump Stations
Class B - Water/30 AmpAccessible
Woods View
90 2015
$20.00
  • Tent
  • Electrical Hook-Up
  • Water & Electrical Hook-Up
  • 30 Amp Service
  • Showers
  • Dump Stations

 

A non-refundable reservation fee is required to confirm your reservation(s). Your non-refundable reservation fee is equal to the first night's fee with tax. Cancelling your reservation will result in forfeiture of (one night's camping fee plus taxes).

Your reservation fee will hold your site(s) until 10 a.m. the morning after your anticipated arrival date. If you fail to occupy your site(s) or register for it before 10 a.m. on the morning after your anticipated arrival date, your reservation will be cancelled.

Weekend reservations are a two night minimum.

Holiday weekends are a three night minimum.


There will be no refunds for cancellations or early checkouts.

More Information: Check-in time is 3 p.m. Check-out time is 3 p.m. Camping sites may have up to two camping units (one trailer/RV and one tent or two tents). Up to eight people may occupy the site(s).