Trailer Camping Near Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

November 29, 2011
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Trailer campers and amateur geologists might find some unique sites at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona.

The park has one of the largest collections of petrified wood in the world.  It’s an amazing display of 200 million year old fossils, natural grasslands, and is surrounded by the beauty of the Painted Desert. With many archeological dig sites, historic structures, and unique scenic sights, the Petrified Forest National Park is an excellent Arizona trailer camping destination.

The weather in the Petrified Forest National Park varies considerably. Summers tend to be very hot and thunderstorms from July through September are common. Since the park is at 5,000 feet elevation, winters are cold and snow is common. It is best to be prepared for all kinds of weather.

The park can be seen in about an hour by vehicle, but there are many scenic stops and plenty to see. Campers can hike on easy to more difficult trails.  The park also offers horseback riding through the alien landscape of stone trees.

The park charges a $10 fee for a seven day pass; an annual park pass is $20. An annual pass that works for most national parks is $80. The park is open year round, except for Christmas Day.

To locate a Woodall’s approved camp site, visit these Arizona campgrounds.

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