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The Petrified Forest National Park is located near the tiny town of Adamana, Arizona, which is in the northeastern portion of this state. The nearest larger town is Holbrook, which lies around 20 miles to the west. The nearest larger city is Flagstaff, at over 100 miles to the west. The park also sits less than 50 miles from the border the state shares with its neighbor to the east, New Mexico.

Petrified Forest National Park is conveniently situated directly off of I-40, so you should have no trouble finding it. This portion of the state is comprised mostly of dry deserts and scrub brush, so it is quite rural. Fortunately, you will find plenty of gas stations and grocery stores in Holbrook. You should be able to refill any supplies you find yourself running low on at any of these locations. There are also a number of restaurants, for when you get hungry.

Getting Outdoors

Renting an RV near Petrified Forest National Park will allow you to enjoy the many different recreational activities it offers. As this area is quite rural, there isn't much light pollution here. This means it is known for its dark, night skies, and stargazing opportunities. Information is available on the sights that can commonly be viewed in the stars overhead.

Hiking is one of the prime activities that people enjoy in this park. A number of trails allow you to experience the ecosystems that make up the park, as well as the animals that live here. They range from short hikes to those that are a couple of miles in length, and their difficulty levels vary, as well. Due to its desert environment, there is very little shade to be found here, and temperatures can exceed 100 degrees several months of the year. Visitors should take precautions to avoid dehydration.

Route 66, also known as the "Mother Road" runs along I-40 near Petrified Forest National Park. Retrace this historic route that was once one of the main road options for traveling across the western US. Maps and information regarding the road are available from local vendors. They can also offer details of good places to visit along the route's length. There are some museums dedicated to the road trips of bygone days, as well.

Camping at Petrified Forest National Park

There are no places to camp with an RV at Petrified Forest National Park. Fortunately, there are several private campgrounds and overnight parking options located throughout the nearby towns. All of these know how to make visitors feel welcome.

The Holbrook/Petrified Forest KOA is located just to the north of that town. This means you will have easy access to all the businesses the town offers. The park provides cable, pool access when the weather is warm, WiFi, and a laundry room for guests. It also welcomes pets and is open throughout the year. There are game courts and a camp store, on-site, as well.

Sun Valley RV resort is in that town, which is just west of the park. It is situated adjacent to I-40, so you should have no trouble finding it. This camp also offers full hookups. As it provides easy access to many unique activities, many people enjoy RV camping near the Petrified Forest National Park, so you should be able to find any services you may need.

Exploring the Area

When you book an RV in Apache County, you will find interesting activities that everyone can enjoy nearby. There are a number of shops available in the local area. Some of these feature the work of local artisans from the nearby American Indian tribes. There are also a number of places to buy souvenirs of the petrified wood that the park is known for. National park RV camping makes it easy to explore all the unique sites these locations make available.

The park offers a visitor center. It features exhibits that highlight the geology of the area. They also discuss the ancient cultures that first settled this rugged land and the ruins they left behind that are available for viewing at the park. A restaurant and picnic facilities are available here, as well, if you find yourself hungry.

The Navajo County Historical Museum contains over three floors of exhibits. These showcase the pioneers and the various tribal peoples who first settled in the area. It is housed in the old courthouse which you can tour. You can also check out the old jail and see what life would have been like for the prisoners housed there.

When you've been looking for a quiet place to visit, that offers some really unique sights to see, consider camping near the Petrified Forest National Park. Take a hike through the park, learn about ancient, local cultures, or view an amazing night sky. Camp in an RV near Adamana and enjoy your time in northeastern Arizona.

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