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.
Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day
Contact: Hallie Larsen, 928-524-6228 x274
Contact: Rita Garcia, 928-524-6228 or x273
Petrified Forest—On Saturday, May 9th, 2009 Petrified Forest National Park would like to invite the public to join in discovering and enjoying our migratory birds. International Migratory Bird Day was created to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird—its journey between its summer and winter homes. Today, International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Central America through bird festivals and bird walks, education programs, and Bird Day!
There will be free bird checklists, coloring pages, fun activities and more to help people of all ages understand and appreciate the importance of migratory birds. And for the serious birders there will be a contest to see who spots the rarest, the most and the most unusual birds at the park. There are 475 bird species found in the state of Arizona. How many can you spot on Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at Petrified Forest National 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 Superintendent at e-mail us. Our website has more news and press releases: www.nps.gov/pefo/parknews/newsreleases.htm.
Did You Know?
In additon to the world class fossil record at Petrified Forest National Park, archeological resources are so abundant and so significant that they could stand alone within their own park!