Prescribed Burn At Petit Jean State Park

Ag Department

Officials with Arkansas State Parks and the Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission will conduct a strategic prescribed burn at Petit Jean State Park in Conway County. The burn is planned for 170 acres on the west side of the park, along Red Bluff Drive. Ignition will take place between 10:00am and Noon. During this period, the area will be closed to everyone except residents of the immediate area. Areas closed will include the Richter and CCC overlooks, as well as Rock House Cave.

Prescribed fire management plans are in place to ensure the safety of park visitors and nearby residents. Local volunteer fire departments will participate to offer extra protection for homes closest to the prescribed burn site. Smoke may be visible from
Oppelo, Casa, Morrilton, Conway, and other surrounding communities. Motorists in the park are asked to drive with caution due to the possibility of reduced visibility.   MORE
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