Backcountry camping is allowed within the Petrified Forest National Wilderness Area, requiring, at minimum, a 1 mile hike away from two designated parking spots. Permits are free and must be acquired in person at either the Painted Desert Visitor Center or Rainbow Forest Museum on the first day of camping before the facility closes.
Nearby national park sites with campgrounds:
The National Forest Service maintains great campgrounds in:
Nearby Arizona and New Mexico State Parks include:
Visit www.recreation.gov for information and reservations for public lands
Last updated: May 17, 2019