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.
Increase in Visitation for May 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 x238
Increase in Visitation for May 2006 at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced the visitation for May was up by 2.3% over last year with 55,245 visits compared to last year’s 53,996. The year-to-date total is 193,088 which is up by 1.7% from last year.
Visitors wishing to learn more about the park can attend ranger led programs. The times and locations of the programs are posted at the Painted Desert Visitor Center, Painted Desert Inn Museum, and the Rainbow Forest Museum.
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?
From early Spring through the end of Summer, wildflowers at Petrified Forest National Park can be as colorful as the petrified wood. More...