The 24 guest rooms and the Arkansas Room in Mather Lodge at Petit Jean State Park have reopened after being unavailable since March 1 while repair and renovation work was underway on the exterior logs of the rustic-style park lodge constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.
Room rates range from $65 to $70 per night. To make a reservation, call (800) 264-2462 or book online. The park's 33 cabins (two of them are dog-friendly) and other facilities have remained open.
The work at Mather Lodge is part of a phased park wide project at Petit Jean State Park that includes repair and replacement of exterior logs on the lodge and other Civilian Conservation Corps-constructed facilities including the boathouse, Pavilion A, Pavilion B and the visitor center.
The project is being funded by grants from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, which manages and supervises a grants and trust fund for the acquisition, management, and stewardship of state-owned properties acquired or used for ANCRC approved purposes.
Petit Jean State Park, one of 52 state parks administered by the State Parks Division of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, is on Petit Jean Mountain approximately in Conway County, 21 miles southwest of Morrilton.