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Petrified Forest National Park

1 Park Road
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
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Call to book: 928.524.6228
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, Painted Desert Inn, or Rainbow Forest Museum, at least an hour before the park closes. Pets are allowed in backcountry areas.

Pet Policy

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  • Additional Pet Fees: None
  • Max Pets per Site: 2
  • Max Pet Size: None
  • Restricted Breeds: None
  • Off-leash Area: No
  • Other Pet Amenities: Pets are allowed on all trails, even in backcountry.
  • Pet Policy: Pets may be left tied to an object under the following conditions: Short periods of time (less than 5 minutes) in developed areas During emergency situations in developed and undeveloped areas Pet excrement must be collected and deposited in a trash receptacle. Pets are not allowed in government and public buildings (even if carried). This restriction does not apply to service animals. Pets are allowed in all other areas of the park, including the Wilderness Area, as long as the areas are not indicated as closed by the Superintendent's Compendium. Pets must be restrained by leash (maximum of six feet) at all times they are outside of a vehicle in the park.
  • Camping Fee: Free
  • # of Sites:
  • Full Hook-ups: No
  • Elecric Hookups: No
  • Drive-Throughs: No
  • Max Rig Size:
  • Tents Allowed: Yes
  • WiFi: No
  • Laundry: No
  • Restaurant: No
  • Swimming Pool: No
  • Beach: No
  • Showers: No
  • Restrictions:
  • Open Dates: Year round
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