Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified ForestThe only petrified forest east of the Mississippi, plus black light rocks.
- 124 Forest Park Rd, Flora, MS
- Southwest of town. US Hwy 49 to Peach St., turn west, then immediately turn south onto Petrified Forest Rd.
- Daily 9 am - 6 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Mississippi Petrified Forest
Probably better in Spring so you can see the undergrowth all sprung up -- still a petrified forest, so still awesome to see any time of year. Plus gift shop is great, beads and jewelry making, rocks and fulgurites.[Lagrimasdeoro, 10/12/2011]
Petrified Forest is a six block nature walk. The tour is self-guided but easy to understand. Ideal for anyone with even the slightest interest in nature or earth history. And it has a kicking gift shop. Ideal for any family or science class field trip.[wendeeta, 08/31/2010]
The Mississippi Petrified Forest was a nice nature walk, even though it was more like a few petrified logs mixed in with the forest. The kids had fun panning for gems. It was a nice get-out-of-the-house trip.[wallflowerone, 06/20/2010]
A fun trip. Suggest going on a nice cool day for walking. My parents took me in very late '60s and I have taken 2 of my 3 daughters. Hope to take the 3rd this spring. Noticed on last visit they had added some RV parking. Old sign in '60s had woody woodpeckers head on it.[Dee, 01/27/2010]
I was in Jackson, MS for training and just had to go. What a great place.[Kenneth Coutch, 10/30/2008]