Stunning Scenic Views in Arkansas Can Be Seen At This Beautiful Lodge
There is a special Arkansas State Park located between the Ozarks and the Ouachita Mountain ranges. The French discovered it beauty back in the 1700's and it became Arkansas' first state park. If you have never stayed in the lodge at this park before, then put it on your Arkansas bucket list.
Mather Lodge is Beautiful!
Mather Lodge is located in Petit Jean State Park. Even if you don't care to hike you can see fantastic scenic views from the lodge and the grounds surrounding the lodge.
Beautiful Views From The Dining Room
Petit Jean State Park is located in west-central Arkansas. Civilian Conservation Corps began building the trails, roadways, cabins and the Mather Lodge back in 1933. Mather Lodge has 24 rooms.
The Wood Work in the Mather Lodge is Amazing
The lodge is located on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River and Cedar Creek Canyon.
You Can Stay at One of The 33 Great Cabins Too
About ten years ago my husband and I stayed a few days at one of the cabins close to the Mather Lodge. the cabins are located along the bluff overlooking the canyon. It was a wonderful experience!
So Much to See on Easy Hikes at Petit Jean State Park
Other Things to See at Petit Jean State Park
If you do want to venture out you will see even more majestic views. The hiking trails are easy and you can see all the attractions easily. Like the 95-foot Cedar Falls, Bear Cave, the Seven Hollows Trai and the Natural Bridge. We could hear the waterfall from our cabin.
Here is the CCC Overlook And It's Amazing
Who Was Petit Jean?
The park got its name from a french woman in the 1700's who followed a man she loved to the "New World". She came over on a ship disguised as a cabin boy named Jean and because she was so small they called her or at the time him as Petit Jean. When she arrived in Arkansas she became sick and died. She was laid to rest on top of the mountain that now has her name.
Such a Beautiful Lodge
Check out some of the videos below to see more of the beauty of this park and of Mather Lodge. You can find out more at ArkansasStateParks.com
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