Increase in Visitation for October 2006
Contact: Janet Fernandes, (928) 524-6228 ext. 238
Increase in Visitation at Petrified Forest National Park for October 2006
Petrified Forest, AZ – Park Superintendent Lee Baiza announced that visitation increased by 1% this October from last year with 46,150 visits compared to last year’s 45,689. The year-to-date total is 530,778 which is down by 2% from last year.
Celebrate the season by visiting your national parks. Petrified Forest National Park will be open on Thanksgiving Day but will be closed on Christmas, December 25. The park hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.
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.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood at Petrified Forest National Park is almost solid quartz, weighing in at 168 pounds per cubic foot. It's so hard, you can only cut it with a diamond tipped saw! More...