Decrease in Visitation for June 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 x238
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced the visitation for June was down by 4.4%% from last year with 87,953 visits compared to last year’s 92,044. The year-to-date total is 281,042 which is down by 0.25% from last year.
August is Route 66 Month. The alignment of this historic highway can still be seen by visitors at a new pull-out at the north end of the park. In celebration of Route 66 this August the park will have special programs and displays.
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 Superintendent at e-mail us.
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.