Current Conditions

There is no overnight camping in the park right now. Wilderness camping permits will not be issued at this time.
A microscopic look at the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Image: CDC/Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Following guidance from the CDC and recommendations from state and local public health authorities in consultation with NPS Public Health Service officers, interpretive programming and guided hikes, and cultural demonstrations will not be available at this time. The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark is temporarily closed. Other facilities, including the visitor centers are open during park hours daily, 8am to 5pm, with limits on the amount of people allowed inside at the same time.
Road Closure Updates
Federal Highways Administration Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project - January 2nd through late August 2020

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you during your visit to Petrified Forest. We anticipate the project to stay on schedule, but unforeseen circumstances such as severe weather may delay construction as late as August.

Maps, park access, and more information about the 2020 Road and Bridge Rehabilitation Project can be found here.

Check back for updates or call the park at 928-524-6228 for more information.

Weather Service forecast for the Petrified Forest area.



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Full moon rising over sunset lit Blue Mesa
Full moon rising over sunset lit Blue Mesa

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Generally, except for December 25, Petrified Forest National Park is open every day. During the winter there may be a delay in opening the park until the roads are safe. Check the Alerts at the top of the page or our Facebook and Twitter sites for delay and closure announcements.

Last updated: August 19, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Park Road, #2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028


(928) 524-6228

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