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Old 02-19-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
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We will be taking our first trip to Arkansas from central Texas. We'll be camping at Petit Jean State Park.

Any information on the campground or "must do" activities? Our RV site is in the revamped area of the park.

Also, do you recommend traveling to Texarkana and up to Little Rock, or travel more in Oklahoma to Fort Smith and then east towards Russelville?

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Old 02-19-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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We will be taking our first trip to Arkansas from central Texas. We'll be camping at Petit Jean State Park.

Any information on the campground or "must do" activities? Our RV site is in the revamped area of the park.

Also, do you recommend traveling to Texarkana and up to Little Rock, or travel more in Oklahoma to Fort Smith and then east towards Russelville?

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Pretty scenery up there. Do come into the part from the west end. Not near as steep as the east end.

Down between Texarkana and Hot Springs, be sure and vist Degrey S.P and lots to see around Hot Springs.

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Petit Jean is one pretty park. The drive to it is also. Don't get in a rush and enjoy the pretty views.

The Rockefella car museum is a must see while there.

There is also a small waterfall you have to hike to that is nice. BUT, be forewarned it is a L O N G hike from the campground. You would do better to drive your towed or tow vehicle to the trail head.

Downtown Hot Springs is fairly nice too. There is still one working "Bath house" in town. It is quite and experiance.

While down town you can fill your water jugs in the town square with some of the hot spring water. We do this almost every time we go there.

IF you happen to have a 4WD tow vehicle or Towed there are some very nice trails in the area. The AR State tourisim office has maps of these they can send you.

Needless to say I have been ther MANY times. Actually own property in Hot Springs Village with a Lake view. Who knows, one day I might actually BUILD something on the property.....
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