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Escalante Petrified Forest State Park

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Address: 710 N. Reservoir Road, Escalante, UT 84726
Phone Number: 801-538-7220
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Activities: Hiking
Description: This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has...
This area was the home of the ancient Anazazi and Fremont Indians, and has a very dramatic and beautiful landscape.
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Camped 2 nights here. Nice area, nice bathrooms with showers. Small RV-tent camp area. Hiking above to petrified forest. Met nice people during our stay. Place was well kept.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Akureyri, Eyjafjardarsysla, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great little oasis with an easy hike up through the petrified forest. The lake is a great asset to use for a pleasant cool off after the hikes. We biked into town for some meals as treats and had a great deal of info for local attractions by the super friendly staff member at the camp facilities... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Camped 2 nights here. Nice area, nice bathrooms with showers. Small RV-tent camp area. Hiking above to petrified forest. Met nice people during our stay. Place was well kept.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped by on our way else where - since we had yet to see any petrified wood on our trip, and my daughter loves geology. I'm going to start by saying, what I saw of the actual park was fine, and even without the trail there were lots of large examples of petrified wood in a quick little circle.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you have never seen petrified wood, this would be a good entry level education. It is just off of route 12. Nice place to have a picnic and cool your feet in the near by lake.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I had planned to stay one night and stayed for three!! The lake was great to cool off in. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Locals come for a swim and picnic. The campsites are nice, everything was clean. I really liked the feel of this place and the people were all so nice. Hiking to see the petrified wood was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was nice place to walk among live and dried trees of different shapes. It was necessary to climb up over Wide Hollow Reservoir, and some nice views could be seen from there. Actually, there was only few broken trunks of petrified trees, so hide the term "forest" to other places.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you need to get out and stretch your legs, take the 1.6 mile trail from the visitors center to the top of the hill. The best specimens of petrified wood are about 1.2 miles into the hike so be patient and enjoy the scenery. Also, be sure to take water as the hike is fully exposed and shade is... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We were anticipating more than what the hike provided. We saw petrified wood that was beautiful, we really didn't see the petrified wood until near the end of the hike.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There was lots of old pieces of forest, but I have to say there are better ways to spend your time in the area. Go to the slot canyons. This is a fun stop to get lunch and take a little break, but you can get through this in 30 minutes no problem.

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Kaysville, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We camped in Escalante Petrified Forest State Park in site 14. The campground was small (our site was near the end of the loop) and they were also doing a lot of construction. Equipment was going from 7AM to 9PM every day. I thought the campsites were too close together, but most sites had a shelter covering the picnic table... More 

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