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.
Decrease in Visitation for January 2007
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext. 238
Decrease in Visitation for January 2007 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced that visitation decreased by 22% this January from last year with 18,816 visits compared to last year’s 23,991.
The Rainbow Forest Museum is in the process of getting a facelift and new exhibits. Already in place are new in-depth displays that explain the differences between dinosaurs and other creatures of the Triassic Period as well as the bones and illustrations of lesser known reptiles and amphibians. These displays are the result of on-going paleontological research in the park.
For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park.
Did You Know?
Over 52,000 acres within Petrified Forest National Park is designated Wilderness waiting for you to explore. More...