• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona


Park archeologist tells stories

A past park archeologist tells stories

NPS Photo

Ghost Stories

Tall Tales

So many stories have been told over time. How else does an interest in history begin? Can you remember stories told to you at bedtime, over a campfire, under a blanket late at night? Ghost stories are a favorite genre, remembering people who have been there before. Tale Tales grow and evolve with the telling. If you have a story about Petrified Forest National Park that you’d like to share, let us know!

Did You Know?

Agate House pueblo made with petrified wood chunks

Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.