Increase in Visitation for January 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, 928-524-6228 x238
Increase in Visitation for January 2006 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced the visitation for January was up by 14% over last year with 23,991 visits compared to last year’s 21,078.
Vacation souvenirs have always been popular but collecting anything from Petrified Forest National Park is forbidden by law. But there is a legal way for visitors to have their own piece of petrified wood. Petrified wood is found over a large area of the four corners region so the shops that sell the wood get it from private land.
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.