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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Petit Jean State Park

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1933
1933 through 1941 – The federal government spends $1,750,000 developing the area, and 200 men with the Civilian Conservation Corps are assigned to work in the park. “Company V-1781” is the designation of Petit Jean’s CCC camp, which is organized in July of 1933 and employs World War I veterans. The CCC builds two lakes with a total water area of 120 acres, as well as a stone lodge, 20 cabins, an entrance building, and numerous picnic areas, shelters, roads and trails.