Fall 2013: Highway Interchange Bridge Work
Painted Desert Traffic Interchange (I-40 Exit 311) may be closed for construction. Check here for updates from Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): More »
Nov. 2012-July 2013, due to bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee
...due to a bank error credit cards may not have been charged for your entrance fee, even if you received a receipt from the entrance station. The error was corrected on Sept. 26th, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Ongoing planning projects can be found on the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) web page: Petrified Forest Public Planning Website.
Park planning is a decision-making process that involves an understanding of the purpose and significance of the park along with public input.
General Glossary of Planning Terms
Environmental Impact Statement(EIS): An EIS is prepared when a proposed action or alternatives have the potential for significant effect on the human environment.
Did You Know?
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.