Petrified Forest National Park

Camping and Lodging

Overview - Location/Maps - Description - Things To Do - Nearby



There are no campgrounds or lodging facilities in the Park but they are available in nearby communities. There are hotels and motels in Holbrook, Winslow and Chambers with something for every taste and price range. For more information and a complete list. Click on city for Rates, availability and reservations

location map petrified forest np

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Camping & RV Parks

Overnight backpacking is allowed in the Painted Desert wilderness. A free permit must be obtained for overnight wilderness camping. Permits are available at the Painted Desert Visitor Center or the Rainbow Forest Museum


Petrified Forest National Park stretches north and south between Interstate 40 and Highway 180. There are two entrances into the park. Your direction of travel dictates which entrance is best for you:

Westbound Interstate 40 travelers should take Exit 311, drive the 28 miles through the park and connect with Highway 180 at the south end. Travel 19 miles on Highway 180 North to return to Interstate 40 via Holbrook.

Eastbound Interstate 40 travelers should take Exit 285 into Holbrook then travel 19 miles on Highway 180 South to the park's south entrance. Drive the 28 miles north through the park to return to Interstate 40.

Painted Desert Visitor Center and Park Headquarters
Latitude: 35.06543746738773
Longitude: -109.78153824806213

Rainbow Forest Museum
Latitude: 34.81517743163217
Longitude: -109.86576497554779

Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark
Latitude: 35.08343319608185
Longitude: -109.78861391544342

Be aware that some programs outside of don't always accurately locate sites within the park. One program actually places the headquarters in a remote wash out in the backcountry. Please be careful in using GPS units to find our park!

Overview - Location/Maps - Description - Things To Do - Nearby



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