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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

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April 09, 2014
Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held At The Petrified Forest National Park
Navajo Loom Weaving Workshop Held At The Petrified Forest National Park

April 04, 2014
Volunteer Day at Petrified Forest National Park
Petrified Forest National Park invites volunteers to help with projects on the newly acquired expansion lands. Work may include fence removal and exotic plant management. Volunteers are needed Saturday April 12th 9 AM to 4 PM Arizona time. Coffee, snacks, lunch, water and tools will be provided. If you are interested in participating please sign up by April 11, 2014. For more information or to sign up please contact us at www.nps.gov/pefo or 928-524-6228 ex 264

March 31, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Opens New Lands
In a move 21 years in the making, Petrified Forest National Park announced today that 14,650 acres of park expansion lands will open to the visiting public on April 2, 2014.

March 24, 2014
Cultural Demonstration Program at Petrified Forest Continues
The Petrified Forest National Park Cultural Demonstrator Program provides opportunities to share rich history and traditional craft making in the beautiful setting of the historic Painted Desert Inn.

March 17, 2014
Petrified Forest Recognizes Regional Artists with Demonstrations at Painted Desert Inn
Petrified Forest Recognizes Regional Artists with Demonstrations at Painted Desert Inn

March 04, 2014
Tourism to Petrified Forest creates $39,405,000 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 664,857 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2012 spent over $39 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 488 jobs in the local area.

February 28, 2014
Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month
Petrified Forest National Park Celebrates Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month

December 30, 2013
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK ADDS 4,265 FOSSIL-FILLED ACRES
National Park Service Acquires Significant Prehistoric Lands with Support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund

November 01, 2013
Speaker Series Continues With “Filling the Gap: The Petrified Forest Core” Lecture November 6
Speaker Series Continues With “Filling the Gap: The Petrified Forest Core” Lecture November 6

Did You Know?

Pallid bat sleeping on a wall.

There are about ten known species of bats in the park. This is a pallid bat sleeping at the Painted Desert Complex. Discover more about mammals of Petrified Forest. More...