Petrified Forest National Park Permits

Overnight Backpacking




A free permit is required for overnight backpacking in the Wilderness Areas. Inquire at any visitor contact station in the park.




Contact the Resource Management Division if you are interested in conducting scientific research within Petrified Forest National Park.

Special Use Permit


Contact the Division of Resource Protection if you are interested in a special use permit, such as for access to the park after hours or for commercial filming activities.

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