Petrified Forest Expands, 10 Years After Authorization

January 03, 2014

(Photo courtesy of @PetrifiedNPS)
A view of the park from Kachina Point from a photo taken on November 1, 2013.

One of Arizona’s national parks is getting bigger. Petrified Forest National Park is adding more than 4,200 acres, after a couple of outside groups bought the land and transferred it to the National Park Service. This comes almost a decade after Congress authorized the park’s expansion.

Bill Parker is the Petrified Forest National Park’s paleontologist.