Resources For Petrified Forest National Park

This is where you can find websites, helpful phone numbers, friends groups and cooperating associations, and, sometimes, books related to the park.

Petrified Forest National Park: www.nps.gov/pefo

Visitor Information: 928-524-6228

2012 Fees:

Private vehicles: $10 (for 7 days)

Single bicyclists, motorcyclists, and walk-ins: $5 (for 7 days)

Petrified Forest National Park Annual Pass: $20

Friends Organizations and Cooperating Associations

Petrified Forest Museum Association

* Promoting interpretive and education programs

* Promoting scientific research and resource understanding

* Producing park specific publications and materials

* Preparing the park for future generations

Become a member of this organization and receive the following membership benefits:

* An initial 20% discount on anything purchased along with the membership

* 15% discount at all Petrified Forest Museum Association bookstores

* 10-20% discount at other museum association bookstores operated in national parks around the country

* Free newsletter periodically distributed to members

Several annual membership categories are available, each with added benefits:

Individual - $25 - includes a select Petrified Forest Museum Association publication

Teacher - $10 - includes a select Petrified Forest Museum Association publication and 25% discount at all Petrified Forest Museum Association bookstores

Family - $35 - includes the video Timeless Impressions and a select Petrified Forest Museum Association publication

Supporting - $50 - includes the video Timeless Impressions and two select Petrified Forest Museum Association publications

Contributing - $100 - includes the video Timeless Impressions and three select Petrified Forest Museum Association publications

Lifetime - $1,000 (one time contribution) - includes all current Petrified Forest Museum Association publications and all new Petrified Forest Museum Association publications each year

To apply for your membership, call the Petrified Forest Museum Association at (928) 524-6228 ext. 239 or mail to:

Petrified Forest Museum Association

PO Box 2277

Petrified Forest, AZ 86028

Helpful Books

The Painted Desert, Land of Light and Shadow

Available in the park's visitor centers, this large-format, 56-page book was a collaboration by Rose Houk (who also has written a natural history guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and worked with photographer Michael Collier on The Mountains Know Arizona: Images of the Land and Stories of its People, which won a National Outdoor Book award) and George Huey, a landscape and natural history photographer whose credits include National Geographic projects. Together the two take you across the Painted Desert landscape, describing in words and photos its incredible past and present.

Petrified Forest, A Story in Stone

Written by Dr. Sidney Ash, an adjunct professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico, and illustrated with the photographs of T. Scott Williams, whose background includes producting documentary and archival images for the Smithsonian Institution, this book complements the one on the Painted Desert with a greater emphasis on the geology, paleontology, and ancient cultures that lived on this landscape.