Increase in Visitation for December 2005
Contact: Janet Fernandes, 928-524-6228 x238
Increase in Visitation for December 2005 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced the visitation for December was up by 16% over last year with 27,234 visits compared to last year’s 23,512. The year ended up by 3% with a total of 598,498.
The unusually dry weather has encouraged more people to visit the park this winter. No moisture has fallen as either snow or rain in December and only a trace of snow fell in November.
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.