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Petit Jean Park Airport, Morrilton, AR

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An airport in an Arkansas state park on top of Petit Jean Mountian. Great camping at the airport between the south end of 5000' runway and lake. Plenty of parking. Lots to see and do in the state park. Contact Morrilton Aviation for more info. - Submitted by serphine
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Phone: 1-800-344-5907
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Petit Jean Park (MPJ)

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Latitude: 35-08-19.8000N
Longitude: 092-54-33.1000W
Elevation: 923
Fuel: 100LL Jet-A
CTAF: 122.9
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Morrilton, AR
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6/7/2016 - We really enjoyed the flight and the hiking for our Petit Jean visit. Make sure you call to arrange a ride from the airport to the lodge it is an additional hike via asphalt road without a ride arranged. If arriving from the north, stay high and over fly the airport to obtain your visual references and ques. The airport is on top of a plateau, with a bluff face along the river that is very pretty but can be difficult if you are just following the magenta line on the GPS. - Submitted by Keith Lanning

3/5/2016 - We flew up to Petit Jean airport today to look around. The country side was beautiful. Nice weather. Was a little disappointed to get there and no public access to restrooms anywhere. - Submitted by Teresa Pennington

8/4/2015 - Great place to visit. Petit Jean airport is unstaffed but the park service was great! I flew in with no notice and was treated wonderfully. Rented a yurt and did some great hiking. The park offers everything from primitive camping to hotel rooms as well as cabin rentals, all very reasonably priced. The food and the views at the lodge were great. It was hard to believe I was eating at a park. The lodge was built in the 1930's and has a lot of charm. The staff at the park was amazing. I did not plan this trip at all and the park is big, needless to say I had transportation problems. A very kind lady at the visitors center offered me a ride to the lodge for dinner when she got off work. This was very nice and I figured I'd only have to walk one way! When I stopped in the visitors center for the ride, I realized she had asked a local police officer who had stopped In to give me the ride, very cool. When I was done with dinner and dreading the 1.5 mile walk back in the rain, the same officer spotted me and offered a ride back. Of course, your experience may vary, but I met several great people at the park and highly recommend you fly in. I'll post some pics: - Submitted by Andrew Geary

5/19/2014 - Wow, wow, wow! This park is beautiful and the 95 ft. waterfall was icing on the cake. We landed on Friday afternoon and contacted Mather Lodge, where we had reservations, and a member of their staff was at the airport in about 15 minutes to pick us up. The lodge is comfortable and the staff was professional and friendly. My husband and I hiked for a few hours on Friday, hiked 6 hours on Saturday, and flew home to Texas on Sunday. We will be back! :) Tips: Bring tie-downs. If staying at the lodge, request top floor as we could here the elephants upstairs above us pacing back and forth. : ) - Submitted by Tammy

5/28/2012 - Very fun, scenic place to fly for day/weekend trip. Airport FBO is small but accommodating, open until 5:00pm and owned by a pilot and his family. Self serve gas, but was out of order the day we went. Lake Bailey and camp sites are located at the end of the runway. For 10.00 each way FBO will drive you to the main lodge/main camping area. Main lodge is very large and has a modern rustic feel, with a restaurant overlooking sweeping views on site. There are also picnic tables, and grass area's to sit and eat lunch if you bring your own like we did. Scenic hiking trails are located steps from the lodge. We hiked the Cedar Falls trail with our dogs and the lagoon and waterfalls were worth the difficult hike. There are many others trails that are not quite as difficult for those who want to enjoy the scenery at a slow pace. Trails/park are dog friendly, though lodge and cabins do not allow dogs. - Submitted by Ashleigh

11/22/2009 - Great place to fly in and camp. Call ahead to make a reservation and make sure someone can ferry you from the airport to the Mathers Lodge for the hikes and restaurant. It's too far to walk. - Submitted by Howard Benz

12/15/2004 - Great place for an afternoon trip. From the airport we biked to one of several hiking trails in the area, hiked a few miles, then reversed the process and flew home. Saw another pilot unloading his bike, too.
Nearby Public Airports: (75 mile radius)
ID Name City/State/Use Chart Name Distance
BDQ Morrilton Muni Morrilton, AR
Public
Memphis 11 miles
RUE Russellville Rgnl Russellville, AR
Public
Memphis 13 miles
CXW Cantrell Fld Conway, AR
Public
Memphis 22 miles
32A Danville Muni Danville, AR
Public
Memphis 30 miles
12A Arkavalley Greenbrier, AR
Public
Memphis 33 miles
H35 Clarksville Muni Clarksville, AR
Public
Memphis 37 miles
CCA Clinton Muni Clinton, AR
Public
Memphis 41 miles
ORK North Little Rock Muni North Little Rock, AR
Public
Memphis 43 miles
7M6 Paris Muni Paris /subiaco/, AR
Public
Memphis 45 miles
SUZ Saline County Rgnl Benton, AR
Public
Memphis 45 miles
2A2 Holley Mountain Airpark Clinton, AR
Public
Memphis 45 miles
HOT Memorial Field Hot Springs, AR
Public
Memphis 47 miles
LIT Bill And Hillary Clinton National/adams Fi Little Rock, AR
Public
Memphis 48 miles
4M2 Booneville Muni Booneville, AR
Public
Memphis 54 miles
4A5 Searcy County Marshall, AR
Public
Memphis 54 miles
7M3 Bearce Mount Ida, AR
Public
Memphis 55 miles
M78 Malvern Muni Malvern, AR
Public
Memphis 56 miles
HBZ Heber Springs Muni Heber Springs, AR
Public
Memphis 57 miles
7M5 Ozark-Franklin County Ozark, AR
Public
Memphis 58 miles
9M8 Sheridan Muni Sheridan, AR
Public
Memphis 64 miles
SRC Searcy Muni Searcy, AR
Public
Memphis 66 miles
7M2 Mountain View Wilcox Memorial Field Mountain View, AR
Public
Memphis 68 miles
M27 Waldron Muni Waldron, AR
Public
Memphis 70 miles
4M3 Carlisle Muni Carlisle, AR
Public
Memphis 72 miles
ADF Dexter B Florence Memorial Field Arkadelphia, AR
Public
Memphis 72 miles
99A Smith'S Intl Sherrill, AR
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Memphis 74 miles
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