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*** Site Availability Information ***: Individual campsites are available for reservation on a four-month rolling basis. For example, on January 10 individual sites are available for reservation through May 10. Group sites are available for reservation on an 11-month rolling basis. You can book a maximum of 13 days beyond the last date of the reservation window. For more information please contact our Reservation Call Center at 800-322-3770 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday through Friday. The call center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park , UT

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park features colorful deposits of mineralized wood. Visitors will enjoy hiking through the petrified forest.In 1872, a member of John Wesley Powell's survey party, Almon Harris Thompson, first explored the Escalante River. He decided to name...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
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  • It is illegal to gather firewood or remove petrified wood.

  • Please bring your own firewood.
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Overview

Description

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park features colorful deposits of mineralized wood. Visitors will enjoy hiking through the petrified forest.

Geography:

In 1872, a member of John Wesley Powell's survey party, Almon Harris Thompson, first explored the Escalante River. He decided to name the area after an explorer named Escalante, which means to escalate upward, like stairsteps, which describes the plateaus surrounding the park.

Recreation:

Guests to this park enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, ice fishing, swimming, wildlife viewing, petrified wood, photography, and camping

Facilities:

The nearby 130-acre Wide Hollow Reservoir provides water recreation and fishing. Off-highway vehicle riding areas are also nearby. The park is an ideal base for trips within the area, including Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. visitor center was built in 1991, and features petrified wood, petrified dinosaur bones, ammonite, and shell fossils

Season Dates
Year Round.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Ada Restrooms
  • Beach Access
  • Birdwatching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Fire Pit, Grill & Table
  • Firepit Grill Cover Tbl
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive/ Nature Programs
  • Medium Tree
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Ranger Station
  • Scenic Views
  • Sewage Disposal Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife
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Fees and Cancellation Policies
Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
    Cancellations are accepted online 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by calling the Reservation Call Center Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mountain Time)

    Individual site cancellations made four days or more in advance of your scheduled arrival incur an $8 cancellation fee in addition to the $8 reservation fee. Cancellations made less than four days in advance forfeit one night's fee in addition to the cancellation and reservation fees.

    Group area cancellations made 14 days or more in advance of your scheduled arrival incur an $8 cancellation fee in addition to the $10.25 reservation fee. Cancellations made less than 14 days in advance forfeit one night's fee in addition to the cancellation and reservation fees.

    Changes to an existing reservation can only be made by contacting the Reservation Call Center. Changes can be made up to two days prior to your scheduled arrival date and incur a $5 change fee per site.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD $19.00-$25.00
GROUP STANDARD $19.00-$75.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD $19.00-$25.00
GROUP STANDARD $19.00-$75.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
Located 1.5 miles west of Escalante off Highway 12.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
710 North Reservoir Road
ESCALANTE  UT  84726-0350

Phone Number:

Information:  (435)826-4466
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