State Park Series

AGC/AGS Series State Park Series
Number Series SPS-02
Title The Geologic Story of Petit Jean State Park
Author (s) Angela Chandler
Date 2006
General Description

The report includes:

  • Physiographic Provinces of Arkansas
  • Geologic time scale showing rocks present at Petit Jean State Park
  • Diagrams showing folded geologic structures
  • Generalized cross-sections from Petit Jean Mtn to Adona
  • The Atoka Formation along Hwy. 154 beneath Stouts Point
  • Columnar section showing sequence of rock formations at Petit Jean State Park
  • Hartshorne Sandstone capping the Mountain
  • Topographic map showing the “nose” at Stouts Point
  • The Arkansas River and its flood plain as seen from Stouts Point
  • Liesegang banding in rocks used to build the CCC structure at Stouts Point
  • Rock House Cave rock shelter
  • Cedar Falls. Notice contact betweenHartshorne and Atoka Formations
  • Talus or rock fall slope near Cedar Falls Trail
  • Carpet rocks along Cedar Creek Trail
  • Turtle rocks above the Seven Hollows Trail
  • Ripple marks in rock at the CCC overlook
  • Diagram of ripple marks
  • Cross-bedding in Hartshorne Sandstone
  • Lycopod fossils
  • Fossil snails, clams and sea anemone.
  • Trail Map 1: Geologic Map of Rock House Cave and a portion of Boy Scout Trail
  • Trail Map 2: Geologic Map of Cedar Creek Trail
  • Trail Map 3: Geologic Map of Cedar Falls Trail, Bear Cave Trail and Boy Scout Trail
  • Trail Map 4: Geologic Map of Rock House Cave-portion of Boy Scout Trail

*Includes: 12 pages, 20 figures, 4 trail maps

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Contact Information

Arkansas Geological Survey
3815 West Roosevelt Road
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 296-1877 or (501) 296-1878